Harbaugh: No word from NFL on maskless tirade

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Friday that he hasn’t heard from the NFL office after lowering his face covering to argue with an official during Monday night’s 34-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The NFL Referees Association complained about the incident to NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent, according to NFL Network.

“I understand that we’re all chasing perfection,” Harbaugh said Friday. “We try to be as perfect as we can. It’s a pretty hard standard to hold other people to. But you try to do the best you can. That’s all I really have to say about it.”

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Attempts to reach the NFL Referees Association have been unsuccessful, and the NFL declined to comment.

The NFL has issued strong warnings to coaches who don’t wear masks on the sideline during games, threatening suspensions and forfeiture of draft picks as punishment for failing to comply with COVID-19 game-day protocols, according to a league memo obtained Wednesday by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Five head coaches — the Raiders‘ Jon Gruden, the Saints‘ Sean Payton, the Broncos‘ Vic Fangio, the Rams‘ Sean McVay and the Seahawks‘ Pete

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