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Buccaneers not happy with officiating

Tampa reporters who cover the Buccaneers said they witnessed cornerback Aqib Talib get into a verbal dispute with an official after the team's 17-10 loss to the Ravens Sunday night.

Asked about the alleged incident, officiating supervisor Neely Dunn said, "We only make comments to the pool reporter when it's about a call that was made on the field. So we have no comment about whatever you're talking about. That's the only thing I'll say right now."

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Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris declined to say whether the exchange included profanity, and he dismissed the notion that the conversation was heated."I don't think this is called an altercation," Morris said. "It's called people communicating after the game. That's all they are."

Morris had his own emphatic discussion with field judge Boris Cheek after he flagged cornerback Myron Lewis for a 24-yard pass interference that led to Derrick Mason's 10-yard touchdown catch before halftime.

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As the second quarter ended, Morris raced across the field to confront Cheek. Another official walked between Morris and Cheek to the locker room.

Asked about his interaction with the official, Morris said, "I'd call it asking [for] an explanation. I disagreed with it at the time. But it is what it is. My opinion doesn't matter in that case. The call was made. You've got to move on and get ready to play. That's what we did."

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