Steelers will not lose a draft pick for Mike Tomlin sideline 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.

This news is certainly good for the Steelers.

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.

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