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.
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.”