The hefty fine is the result of Mike Tomlin's actions on the sideline on Thanksgiving night.
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.
Missing the mark on Tomlin
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made a mistake on Thanksgiving night, one that cost him $100,000 and the possible forfeiture of a draft choice.
Tomlin, one of three coaches on the NFL's nine-member competition committee, called his actions on Jacoby Jones' 73-yard kickoff return on Turkey Day "a blunder," and had no problem taking responsibility for them.
"As head coaches, we're held to higher standards of conduct, and that blunder fell woefully short and in that vein I accept the repercussions of a blunder of that nature," Tomlin said on Tuesday. "I embrace it. With my position comes preserving the integrity of the game of football."