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Sarkisian reprimanded by Pac-12

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The Pac-12 reprimanded Washington coach Steve Sarkisian for his public comments about the officials who worked Saturday's game against No. 14 UCLA.

Sarkisian was upset about a personal foul call on offensive lineman Dexter Charles for hands to the face that negated a touchdown in the Huskies' 41-31 loss. The coach expressed his feelings about the officials and the officiating process to the media.

He also disclosed private communications with the Pac-12 office, the conference said.

"The Pac-12 has specific rules that prohibit our coaches from making public comments about officiating and from discussing private communications with the conference office," Pac 12 commissioner Larry Scott said. "We have an obligation to our membership to enforce the conference rules, which they have approved."

Earlier in the week, the Pac-12 reached out to Sarkisian to apologize, saying the call should not have been made.

"What good is an apology? It's not going to get me seven points back," Sarkisian said, according to the Seattle Times.

"We are the most penalized team, but if you take our opponents' penalties, they're the least penalized opponents, of common opponents, in our conference. So that part's a little discouraging to me."
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