The NFL has announced it’s punishment for Mike Tomlin’s sideline incident. They’ve fined him $100,000. The league is also keeping further punishment on the table. Here’s what the NFL said in regards to that:
“a modification or forfeiture of draft choices will be considered after the final order of the 2014 draft has been determined.”
You read that correctly, they will consider penalizing the Steelers via the draft after the 2014 draft order has been determined. While this seems highly unlikely, it’s pretty astounding that the NFL would issue such a severe, and open ended punishment.
According to ESPN Stats and Info, Mike Tomlin’s $100,000 fine is 4th reported fine of $100K or larger given to an NFL coach. The only bigger fine was Belichick’s $500K fine for Spygate.
Here is Coach Tomlin’s statement regarding the punishment:
“As I stated yesterday, I take full responsibility for my actions, and I apologize for causing negative attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers organization. I accept the penalty that I received.
I will no longer address this issue as I am preparing for an important game this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.”