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Mike Tomlin could cost Pittsburgh Steelers cash and NFL Draft Pick

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Nov 28, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches from the sideline against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving at M

The NFL: continues to review the sideline incident by Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin that prevented Baltimore Ravens kick-returner from scoring on a long-return when the two faced-off on Thursday night. ESPN is reporting the league is expected to impose six-figure fines on Tomlin and the Steelers, and may even strip them of a draft pick fin the 2014 NFL Draft.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazzette actually think Tomlin did it on purpose:

"If he did, it was shameful. Coaches are held to a higher standard, particularly head coaches, particularly those in their seventh season as a head coach. Tomlin deserves whatever he gets, if he did it on purpose. From the clips I saw, again it appeared he did do it on purpose. As Jones approaches him along the sideline, Tomlin takes a quick right sideway step ever-so-slightly onto the playing field, then quickly pulls back. He looks like an athlete trying to fake a move. It prompts Jones to alter his route and perhaps allows Cortez Allen that one final angle to tackle him."