Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Oct. 28, 2013
In what became fairly well documented on Twitter and on the television broadcast, Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver inappropriately expressed his displeasure over a penalty called by the referees during Sunday's game against the Steelers.
The play in question occurred when a Raiders defender went to make a tackle and inadvertently hit the receiver with helmet-to-helmet contact. Tarver then expressed his displeasure with a certain hand gesture and the certain two words to accompany it.
The refs eventually huddled and decided to pick up the flag.
Tarver has released the following statement in regards to his actions:
“I apologize for my action on the sideline of yesterday’s game. It was in the heat of the moment, and I regret drawing attention away from the Raiders players and what they accomplished.”
ESPN's Adam Schefter believes the Raiders will be the ones to discipline their young defensive coordinator, as opposed to a league-delivered punishment.
Raiders, not NFL, are expected to impose discipline on defensive coordinator Jason Tarver for his obscene gesture during Sunday's win.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2013
We will soon find out what that discipline may be for Tarver's actions.