Dec 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Dolphins linebacker Jason Trusnik (93) attempts to tackle Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu (43) as he returns a short field goal during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins special teams coach fined for being on field in Week 14

During last week’s game against the (ironically enough) Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins special teams coach Darren Rizzi managed to find himself on the field during a missed field goal return at the end of the first half.

Rizzi was not even on the white line, like Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was when he was fined $100,000, because he was a full step on to the field. Rizzi eventually made contact with an official, but there was no flag thrown on the play. However, the NFL has reportedly fined Rizzi for being on the field, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.

There is one thing that will make Steelers fans upset, though.

While Tomlin was fined $100,000, Rizzi was slapped with a mere $10,000 fine.

Before you complain about the difference in the fine, it is important to remember that Tomlin is the head coach and his position comes with more responsibility. On top of that, Tomlin directly interfered with the ball carrier, while Rizzi simply collided with a ref away from the play.

One thing is for certain, however, and that is if you are an NFL coach you better stay off the field or else your wallet will be taking a hit.

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