Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was fined $100,000 for interfering with Jacoby Jones return during their Thanksgiving Day match up. The Steelers are still believed to potentially be penalized by forfeiture of a draft pick, though the NFL has elected to wait till the draft order is set to decide.
Peter King of TheMMQB.com told Pro Football Talk that it was unlikely that the Steelers would lose a draft pick. He has since looked to clear the air.
From Pro Football Talk:
While Peter King of TheMMQB.com said during Friday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN that the Steelers will lose a draft pickonly if the Ravens miss the playoffs due to the failure of Jacoby Jones to score a touchdown on the play with which Tomlin interfered, King has since advised PFT that he was incorrect.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports was the first to report that the Steelers will lose a late-round pick. Since the NFL is waiting till the draft order is decided, that means what pick the Steelers lose won’t be determined until the postseason concludes and all the compensatory picks are distributed.