It's rare for the league to announce discipline for game officials. One other recent case was in 2007 when umpire Jim Quirk pulled down Green Bay linebacker Nick Barnett down from behind in a choke hold during a skirmish in a game at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Quirk also lost a game check, worth $8,150, for "inappropriate physical contact with players."
Quirk was involved in a similar incident with Falcons running back Jason Snelling on a kickoff return in an Atlanta-Tampa Bay game that year. And Quirk brought down Arizona's Elton Brown in a similar fashion earlier that season.
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