Steelers’ Tomlin: I accept the fine and I will no longer discuss this issue

Nov 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks on from the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has fined Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 for standing along the edge of the field on a return by Baltimore Ravens’ Jacoby Jones.

The NFL released 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.

The discipline was issued by NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations RAY ANDERSON.

Tomlin accepted the fine and said he doesn’t want to talk about it any more.

“As I stated yesterday, I take full responsibility for my actions, and I apologize for causing negative attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers organization. I accept the penalty that I received. I will no longer address this issue as I am preparing for an important game this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins,” Tomlin said, via Pro Football Talk.

He could be forced to talk about it again though if the NFL modifies or takes draft picks from the Steelers, which they said they’re still considering.

Topics: Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • bk

    If the Steeler organization had stepped up and suspended him for a game the NFL would not be talking about taking away draft picks or dropping them down…

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