Steelers HC Mike Tomlin took full step onto field, new footage shows (GIF)

Nov 28, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches from the sideline against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving at M&T Bank Stadium. Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

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.

New Footage Shows Mike Tomlin Stepping Toward The Field

GIF via Deadspin

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.

Do you think Tomlin intentionally interfered and how severe do you think the league’s punishment should be? Sound off in the comments section below and share your thoughts.

Topics: Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • Geezer33

    Even more disturbing are the TWO referees running down that white stripe who completely overlooked or ignored the infraction. Did he slow Jones down? Immaterial. The rule is the rule…where is the penalty?

  • Al

    Tomlin is gonna catch some heat from the NFL for this.

  • johntoner

    3 steps: 1) $100,000 fine; 2) loss of draft pick; and 3) Tomlin required to wear full RAVENS uniform on sideline of all 16 games next year.

  • Penny

    he should be fired nothing less

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