Steelers unlikely to lose draft pick as part of Mike Tomlin punishment

Nov 28, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Former Pittsburgh Steelers and current NFL announcer Hines Ward (l) talks with head coach Mike Tomlin (r) prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving at M&T Bank Stadium. Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers and head coach Mike Tomlin are facing discipline from the league, after Tomlin interfered with Baltimore Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones on Thanksgiving Day. Tomlin forced Jones to lose his stride, which ultimately led to him being caught from behind by the Steelers coverage unit.

The NFL is reviewing the situation and is expected to hand down some harsh punishment, which many believe will be a six-figure fine and could include a draft pick.

However, don’t expect the Steelers to actually lose a draft pick as a result of the punishment.

Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports passed along the news from his colleague Jay Glazer:

Tomlin’s actions would certainly deserve a six-figure fine, so you shouldn’t hear any complaints if that is what they decide to hand down.

How severe do you think Tomlin’s punishment will be? Sound off in the comments section below and share your thoughts.

Topics: Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • bk

    A 1 game suspension and 100k fine… a HC should be above reproach.
    NOt like it’s that big of a deal, we can always find some Jr high school benchwarmer to
    do the clock management…

  • Dave Bradley

    Steelers won’t fire Tomlin. Cheating and sexual assault(#7) behavior are okay with the Rooneys, but smoke a joint(Holmes) and your are shown the door.

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