Nov 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh talks to referee Scott Green (19) during the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens John Harbaugh does not think Tomlin's act was intentional

In his media availability on Wednesday, John Harbaugh had a chance to address the freshly announced penalty from the NFL for Mike Tomlin in light of the sideline incident with Jacoby Jones on Thanksgiving.  Harbaugh was complementary of the NFL in their handling of the situation and added that he did not believe that Tomlin was acting with the intent of disrupting the play.  He also said he respects Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers in general.

This statement works to make this go away as quickly as it possibly can, which is great for the NFL.  Harbaugh may believe everything he just said, but does not really gain anything from stirring the pot if he does not.  The Ravens won the game 22-20, so he is content to move on and prepare for the Minnesota Vikings this week.  The Ravens currently sit at 6-6 with a chance to make a push for the playoffs.

Ray Lewis has yet to comment on whether or not this was a conspiracy portrayed by commissioner Roger Goodell in hopes of making the game more interesting or to help the Steelers win the game.

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