The league confirmed Wednesday afternoon that it will not take against Ravens coach John Harbaugh for the actions of his brother, Jim Harbaugh, who yelled at officials from the sidelines during Baltimore’s loss in Green Bay Monday.
Earlier today, John Harbaugh fielded questions during his news conference on his brother, the head coach at Stanford, who he acknowledges crossed the line of conduct.
“Yeah, we’ve got to get Coach Harbaugh under control, but it’s the other one, right?” John Harbaugh said. “One time I turned around, and we were having the debate about the two-minute time management situation out there — that the officials handled in a certain way — and I look back there and there’s Jim there screaming at the official. I was like, ‘You can’t be out here. Back up.’”
It’s common for NFL head coaches to invite non-NFL coaches to their sideline as guests. John Harbaugh defended his decision to have his brother, as well as his father, Jack Harbaugh, on the sideline by saying they benefit him as extra sets of eyes.
“Because I want them there,” John Harbaugh said. “They’re coaches, and over the course of time … every now and then I’ll go back and say, ‘What do you think?’ And Jim has grabbed Cam [Cameron] on a thing here or there, and my dad’s grabbed me on a thing or two here or there. So, it’s a good thing.”