This news is certainly good for the Steelers.
Art Rooney II said NFL has informed Steelers they will not lose draft choice from Mike Tomlin sideline incident in Balt.— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) March 20, 2014
Now, on with the backlash from it.
On a day in which the Steelers learned veteran wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery will depart for Carolina, and talks with free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew dried up, the Steelers won't lose any of their compensatory picks as punishment for coach Mike Tomlin stepping onto the field of play during a Ravens kick return in their Week 13 game this season.
Baltimore won the game 22-20.
Jones was tackled a few yards after Tomlin lept to his left as he was watching the big screen monitor in M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens got a field goal on the drive, and the league's contention was if a touchdown could have been scored, it could have ultimately determined playoff positioning due to tiebreakers. Neither Baltimore nor Pittsburgh advanced to the postseason for the first time since 1999.