Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin found himself in some trouble on Thanksgiving Day, when he interfered with Baltimore Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones. It appeared that Jones had a clear path to the endzone, but Tomlin was in the way and forced Jones to break his stride and change his direction.
As a result, the Steelers coverage unit caught Jones from behind and the Steelers coach could be seen smirking on the sidelines.
The NFL is currently reviewing the situation to determine the punishment that they will hand down to Tomlin and the organization and there is some new footage that could hurt Tomlin even more.
Tomlin insisted that he was simply watching the return and lost his place on the field, but the footage shows Tomlin taking a clear step onto the field where he would be in the way of Jones.
It’s obviously not a good look for Tomlin and it is something that the league will have to take into consideration.
The league was already reportedly considering a six-figure fine for Tomlin as a result of his interference and the latest footage could all but guarantee Tomlin will receive one of the steepest fines that we have ever seen the NFL hand down.
Considering he interfered with the play and literally crossed the line, the fine would be well-deserved.
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