Mike Tomlin Fined $100K For Actions

Source: ESPN

The NFL on Wednesday fined Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 for interfering with a kickoff return in Thursday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.

In addition, the league said it will consider a forfeiture of draft choices for the Steelers because Tomlin’s conduct affected a play on the field.

The league said Tomlin’s actions — he was standing on the white stripe that borders the playing field and took a step onto the field during Jacoby Jones‘ kickoff return — should have resulted in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

“As I stated yesterday, I take full responsibility for my actions, and I apologize for causing negative attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers organization,” Tomlin said in a statement. “I accept the penalty that I received. I will no longer address this issue as I am preparing for an important game this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.”

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