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:
Also from @JayGlazer on air re: Tomlin, don’t expect any draft-pick penalties for the Steelers. Glaze says NFL not even discussing that.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 1, 2013
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.
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