VIDEO: New angle of Mike Tomlin-Jacoby Jones interference
A new video of Mike Tomlin offers a different angle on the Steelers coach getting in the way of Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones during Thursday night's game.
CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin could be facing a six-figure fine after the NFL completes its 'aggressive review' of the incident involving Tomlin and Baltimore kick returner Jacoby Jones.
During the third quarter of the Ravens 22-20 win over Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving Day, Tomlin stepped in front of Jones during a kickoff return that Jones might have scored on if Tomlin hadn't gotten in the way. Jones ended up being tackled on the Steelers 27-yard line.
Tomlin said he was watching the JumboTron during the return and the entire thing was basically an accident.
"I always watch the returns on the JumboTron; it provides a better perspective for me,” Tomlin said on Thursday. "I lost my placement as he broke free and saw at the last second how close I was to the field of play. I do it quite often, like everybody else in the National Football League. I was wrong, I accept responsibility."
However, the video below -- taken by KDKA-TV, CBS Pittsburgh -- makes it look like Tomlin timed his jump towards Jones.
According to La Canfora the NFL should make a ruling in the Tomlin case on Monday or Tuesday.
"They're going to be very aggressive in his discipline. At the very least, I expect Tomlin to get a fine, it very well could be $100,000," La Canfora said. "It certainly will be more than the $50,000 that Jason Kidd just got from the NBA. I also expect the Steelers to get a six digit fine, it could be $100,000, maybe a little more."
Besides a fine, the Steelers could also lose a draft pick because of Tomlin's antics.
"The real question is do they dock them a draft pick or not. It is very much on the table, it is under consideration," La Canfora said. "The league believes there's some merit to that argument. Within their organization, I can tell you they're fearful of that."
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