According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Pittsburgh Steelers will in fact lose a draft pick after last week’s incident in which head coach Mike Tomlin appeared to attempt to obstruct Jacoby Jones during a kick return.
The NFL plans on finalizing everything in the spring.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will in fact end up losing a late-round draft pick for coach Mike Tomlin’s actions on the sidelines Thanksgiving night, according to league sources. The NFL is not finalizing that decision until the spring, after all compensatory picks are sent.
While I believe the $100,000 fine Tomlin received was enough, the NFL is clearly sending a message that actions like Tomlin’s will not be tolerated, whether they were intentional or not.