Nov 28, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches from the sideline against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving at M

Mike Tomlin: ‘Crazy’ to think I purposely got in path


The drama surrounding Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin’s alleged interference with Baltimore Ravens’ Jacoby Jones return continues. Tomlin initially claimed that he was watching the jumbotron and got disoriented.

“I always watch the returns on the Jumbotron,” Tomlin told reporters, via Pro Football Talk.  “It provides a better perspective for me.  Obviously, I lost my placement as he broke free.  I started at the last second and saw how close I was to the field of play.

“I do it quite often like everyone else in the National Football League. I was wrong.  I accept responsibility for it.”

New video shows him apparently stepping out towards the sideline but Tomlin is still sticking to his story.

“If anybody thinks I or anybody else would do this on purpose they are crazy,” Fox NFL insider Jay  Glazer quoted Tomlin as saying Monday on “Fox Football Daily.”

For now Tomlin is getting the support of one of his players, safety Ryan Clark.

“No intent at all,” Clark told ESPN’s Scott Brown. “If he had tripped him or tackled him it would have been a different story, but he didn’t. When he noticed he was in the way, he dived away.”

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