(NEW YORK) — The NFL could come down hard on Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and the organization for Tomlin interfering with Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones run down the sideline on Thursday night.
Tomlin could face a possible six-figure fine and the organization also is expected to consider taking away a draft pick from the team, a source familiar with the league’s thinking told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The play occurred during the third quarter of Thursday night’s game when the Steelers trailed 13-7 and Jones was running down the sideline during a kickoff and Tomlin’s foot was on the white stripe of the sideline in Jones’ direction. Jones then slowed up and was tackled, but could have run in for a touchdown.
Tomlin had his back to the play and was not called for unsportsmanlike conduct and later said he didn’t interfere with Jones.
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