Tomlin incident could cost Steelers a draft pick

The NFL is considering a six-figure fine for the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as the forfeiture of a draft pick after head coach Mike Tomlin stepped on the field during a kickoff return in the third quarter of a loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday.

After the Steelers scored making it a 13-7 game in the third quarter, Ravens return man Jacoby Jones ran down the sidelines on the ensuing kickoff but had his momentum slowed when Tomlin stepped onto the field for a moment.


Officials did not see Tomlin step on the field and did not throw a flag, after after the game Tomlin did not believe he had interfered on the play.

The NFL handed down a $100,000 fine to the New York Jets during the 2010 season when strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi tripping a Miami Dolphins player.

Baltimore hung on to win the game.