Mike Tomlin Fined $100K For Sideline Shenanigans [VIDEO]
And a bank statement.
The league recently fined the Pittsburgh Steelers coach $100K for hindering the run of Baltimore Ravens’ wide receiver, Jacoby Jones who had a clear path to the end zone on Thanksgiving Day.
The fine was expected but it seems the NFL wants to dig even deeper to severely punish the franchise.
In addition, the league said it will consider a forfeiture of draft choices for the Steelers because Tomlin’s conduct affected a play on the field.
The league said Tomlin’s actions — he was standing on the white stripe that borders the playing field and took a step onto the field during Jacoby Jones’ kickoff return — should have resulted in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
“As I stated yesterday, I take full responsibility for my actions, and I apologize for causing negative attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers organization,” Tomlin said in a statement. “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.”
$100K isn’t a short order, either. It’s also the biggest in-game infraction fine in the league’s history.
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