Steelers Will Face Draft-Pick Compensation From Tomlin Incident

Discussion in 'Pittsburgh Steelers' started by 86WARD, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    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.

    When Tomlin's discipline was announced by the league on Wednesday, including a $100,000 fine, the NFL included language in the ruling stipulating that a forfeiture, or altering, of the team's picks was still possible but that nothing would be finalized on that until the spring. Many have taken that to mean the league would not impose any draft-pick penalties, or was including the language as something of an idle threat.

    However, such assumptions are untrue, and there will be draft-pick compensation I'm told.

  2. Steve12

    Steve12 The night is dark and full of terrors

    Either they're not using the word compensation properly, or i'm reading this story wrong.
  3. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    So they'll take the "third round" compensatory pick they get for Mike Wallace?
  4. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    that seems a little drastic. i would think it would be a later round pick, maybe a 5th?
  5. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    IMO should be no higher then a 6th
  6. RichLikeWh0a

    RichLikeWh0a Hermhater = Nemesis

    imo shouldn't happen at all.

    the freaking jets coach got punished by the team, the nfl didn't even involve themselves.. but tomlin gets fined 100k by the nfl and the steelers a pick, when tomlin didn't even trip the guy, was just in the way? lol.

    talk about double standards.
  7. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Any pick is drastic IMO.
  8. Omen

    Omen Speeling Be Champions Staff Member

    Well tomlin is the head coach who's part of the competition committee compared to a strength coach who's low hanging fruit
  9. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    The Jets one happened out of bounds.
  10. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    The freaking Jets coach was standing out of bounds, behind the white, and tripped a gunner on a punt, not intentionally getting in the way of what could have been a game-winning return.
  11. Dougerrrr

    Dougerrrr Laus Deo

    How many draft picks did the Pats lose for the video taping incidents? What was Hoodie's fines for that? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm