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Tomlin Two-Step: Steelers head coach fined $100,000

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has become the subject of memes and extensive conversation around NFL media for his actions on a kick return against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13. The Steelers head coach was fined $100,000 for his role in the sideline incident against the Ravens. A forfeiture of a Steelers draft pick remains a possibility.

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Steelers keep pick, Tomlin keeps blame

Tomlin nearly getting run over by Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones as Tomlin stood partially on the field will be the catalyst of rage from Steelers fans. While the team didn't lose a pick, Tomlin loses reputation points he needs to start gaining back.

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Steelers won't lose pick for Tomlin incident

Art Rooney II has been informed there will be no further penalties against the team for Mike Tomlin stepping on the field during play in a Week 13 game against the Baltimore Ravens last season.

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Dolphins coach on the field during Polamalu return

The league reportedly fined Dolphins special teams coach Darren Rizzi $10,000 for making contact with an official during Troy Polamalu's return of a missed field goal in the first half of Miami's win over the Steelers in Week 14. The play should have resulted in a penalty, and given the Steelers an untimed down.

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Report: Steelers will lose a pick

The Steelers should expect the removal of a draft pick, according to a CBS Sports report.

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Tomlin’s Tomfoolery: A coach’s legacy

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin's legacy may take a bit of a hit, but he's still a highly successful coach. Those successes won't be erased by this incident.

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NFL waiting on tie-breakers for decision on picks

A Post-Gazette report Wednesday cites a league source who confirmed the league is reserving its right to alter potential Steelers' draft picks due to as-of-now unforeseen tie-breaking scenarios for the postseason as well as the draft.

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NFL punishes Tomlin, but risks damaging integrity

In a move fully expected by participants and fans alike, the NFL has levied a huge fine against Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin. But by leaving further punishment open for future consideration, exposes questions of its own integrity.

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Tomlin got less than other fined coaches

Four other coaches have been fined $100,000 or more. They all got more out of their massive deduction than Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

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Tomlin fined, picks held over Steelers' heads

The NFL certainly is in a position to take away draft picks from the Steelers, but their actions in fining Mike Tomlin, and not the team, show it's nothing more than an idle threat.

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Tomlin fined $100k

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was fined for his sideline incident in last Sunday's Steelers-Ravens game.

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Clark jabs at SpyGate

Steelers free safety Ryan Clark didn't pass up a chance to take a shot at the NFL for burning video evidence used in the Patriots' SpyGate scandal when defending Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who's embroiled in controversy over his actions during a kick return in Week 13.

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New video angle shows Tomlin step onto field

Video released Monday from the opposite end zone as Jacoby Jones' kick return shows Steelers coach Mike Tomlin take a shuffle step toward the edge of the white stripe on the sideline, and remain there, until Jones got close to him.

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Tomlin risks more than a Steelers draft pick

Multiple sources are reporting that the NFL could potentially strip the Pittsburgh Steelers of a 2014 draft pick in addition to fining Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin upwards of six figures. However, the Steelers have lost far more than what the NFL can take from them.

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Establishing precedent for Tomlin's interference

As speculation flies over how the NFL will punish Steelers coach Mike Tomlin for allegedly wandering onto the field during Jacoby Jones' punt return, establishing precedent for the incident becomes a bit unclear.

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Harbaugh jokes, generally accepts Tomlin's mistake

Baltimore's coach found the humor in Mike Tomlin's lack of field awareness on a Jacoby Jones kick return in Week 13, cracking a joke, but also generally stating "these things happen."

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Tomlin may be fined for being on the field

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says he didn't do it intentionally, but the fact he's on the field during a punt return, and nearly came into contact with the return man, is being evaluated by the NFL, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

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Jacoby Jones is decidedly not Usain Bolt

Jones might think he's similar to the fastest guy on the planet, but the truth is, he wasn't even the fastest guy running down the sideline on the play that everyone is talking about.

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Jones: 'If I was Tomlin, I'd do the same thing'

Mike Tomlin being slightly on the field during a Jacoby Jones return will likely get dissected within an inch of his life. The reality is, Jones should simply have followed a mantra once common in this game - hit whomever is in your way on the field.

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