Steelers coach Mike Tomlin to host expensive Hillary Clinton fundraiser

Although Ben Roethlisberger has decided to keep his distance from Donald Trump, not everyone in the Steelers' organization plans to stay out of politics during the upcoming election season.

As a matter of fact, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will be putting himself in the thick of things on Tuesday, when he's expected to host a luncheon that will serve as a fundraiser for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

According to an event invitation obtained by TribLIVE.com, tickets to the event will cost anywhere between $10,000 and $33,400. The more expensive ticket will include a meeting with both Clinton and Tomlin.

Of course, Tomlin's event isn't quite as expensive as the fundraiser hosted by George Clooney in April. At that event, the most expensive ticket went for $353,400 per couple.

Anyway, Tomlin will be hosting the event at his Pittsburgh-area home with his wife, Kiya.

This isn't the first time that the Tomlins have shown financial support for the Democratic party. According to the political website, theHill.com, the coupled donated a total of $70,000 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2012.

That money came on top of a $25,000 donation that Kiya Tomlin made to Obama's Victory Fund in 2008. Kiya has also donated a total of $2,700 to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, which is the maximum individual donation allowed by law.

Although the Tomlins are hosting Hillary, don't look for Roethlisberger to be hosting Trump at his house anytime soon.

Over the weekend, Trump said that he'd like Roethlisberger to speak at the Republican National Convention. However, Big Ben shot that idea down on Sunday, saying that he wouldn't speak at the convention or endorse Trump.

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