Steelers’ Tomlin fined $100,000

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Updated: December 4, 2013

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The NFL fined Pittsburgh Steelers head
coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday for interfering with a play in
progress.

The league will also consider modification or forfeiture of draft choices
after the final order of the 2014 draft has been determined.

The hefty fine is the result of Tomlin’s actions on the sideline during a
kickoff return in the Steelers’ 22-20 loss at Baltimore on Thanksgiving night.

With 6:26 remaining in the third quarter, the Ravens’ Jacoby Jones was slowed
by Tomlin’s positioning as he returned a kickoff. Tomlin, who had his back to
Jones, was standing in the restricted white border that surrounds the field
and stepped foot onto the field during Jones’ return.

Jones was ultimately tackled from behind after appearing to have an
opportunity at a touchdown.

Tomlin should have been flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, but no penalty
was called.