Steelers coach fined $100k
December 6 , 2013
The NFL fined the Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 for interfering with a runner in the opposing team.
The incident happened during the Thanksgiving game against the Baltimore Ravens. Tomlin himself addressed the incident and called his actions "illegal" and "embarrassing."
"I take full responsibility for my actions on that play," he said. "I acknowledge that my actions unfortunately become part of the play. I also embrace that as head coach, we're held to the highest standards of conduct and I realize that that blunder fell woefully short of that expectation; and in that vein, I embrace the responsibilities that come with my position and understand there are repercussions from a blunder of that nature, and I embrace it."
Although, Tomlin apologized, he mentioned that it was an accident.