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NFL notes: League fines Steelers coach Mike Tomlin $100K for interference

Thu., Dec. 5, 2013


The league fined Steelers coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday for interfering with a play against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving.

The NFL also said it would consider docking Pittsburgh a draft pick “because the conduct affected a play on the field.”

Tomlin was not penalized during the game for a rule violation. He called the play “embarrassing, inexcusable, illegal and a blunder” but stressed it was not intentional.

QB conundrum

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski has yet to decide which of his four quarterbacks will start Sunday at New England.

With Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell recovering from concussions and not cleared to practice, Cleveland split first-team reps with Caleb Hanie (signed on Tuesday) and Alex Tanney (signed last week) at practice.

Around the League

Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant’s season has ended because of an irregular heartbeat that will require surgery. … Buffalo cut veteran running back Tashard Choice.


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