Titans coordinator fined $40,000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator

Chuck Cecil has been fined $40,000 by the NFL for an obscene

gesture at game officials.

The league on Monday said Cecil violated a rule that prohibits

use of abusive, threatening or insulting language or gestures to

game officials.

Television cameras caught Cecil using his right hand to make the

gesture when officials flagged his defense for a neutral zone

infraction during the second quarter Sunday. The penalty gave

Denver first-and-goal, and Kyle Orton threw a 2-yard touchdown pass

on the next play for a 7-0 lead.

Cecil declined comment after the game, a 26-20 loss in which the

Titans were flagged 10 times for a season-high 111 yards in