NFL still considering taking draft picks from Steelers

Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers fans from left Yusuf Cawthon , Joseph Cawthon , James Hatcher and Zach Cawthon pose for a photo before the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has decided to fine Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin $100,00 for interfering in a play during their Thanksgiving game against the Baltimore Ravens. Tomlin was standing on the edge of the field as Jones was running down that side line and had to go around him.

The NFL also said they’re still considering taking draft picks from the Steelers in the following statement:

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach MIKE TOMLIN has been fined $100,000 for interfering with a play in progress during last Thursday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.  In addition, because the conduct affected a play on the field, a modification or forfeiture of draft choices will be considered after the final order of the 2014 draft has been determined.

Mike Tomlin has maintained that it was accidental.

“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.”

“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.”

Topics: Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • bk

    IF this happens, Tomlin’s impact on the team will be a huge negative… can you imagine if they were supposed to pick 10th and now get moved to the bottom of the rounds? Huge killer in rebuilding a team that desperately needs draft help.
    Smug Tomlin… I hope you are happy now jackazz

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