Sam Wyche awaited word on his compromise solution for access to the Cincinnati Bengals locker room while NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue considered a substantial fine for the coach.

Wyche, who barred USA Today reporter Denise Tom from the Bengals' locker room following a 31-16 loss to Seattle on Monday night, offered an alternative to open-ended access.The idea, which the coach termed "Plan B," would allow all reporters in the room for 20 minutes after a game while the players remain in uniform. Then the room would be cleared until the players showered and dressed.