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New Video Angle Shows Mike Tomlin Incident, League Considers Punishment

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The NFL is reviewing whether Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin tried to interfere with a kick return in Baltimore.

The play is being discussed among Steelers fans across Pittsburgh and the entire country.

KDKA has another angle of the play shot exclusively by KDKA-TV photographer Michael Challik.


You can see Tomlin actually take a side-step toward the field, where his foot ends up on the field of play.

He then jumps out of the way when he realized the Ravens' kickoff return was heading his way.

Tomlin says he was watching the play on the jumbotron and got disoriented.

In a press conference Tuesday, Tomlin called his actions, "embarrassing," "illegal" and "a blunder."

The NFL will decide if Tomlin's actions were intentional.

Former Steeler punter and co-host of Starkey, Miller and Mueller on 93-7 The Fan, Josh Miller, spoke to NewsRadio 1020 KDKA and said he thinks Tomlin knew what he was doing.

"Nothing he does isn't thought out or planned, he knew what he was doing," Miller said. "So yes, I think it was intentional."

Listen to the whole interview here:

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

Some Steeler fans are sticking behind the coach though.

"It's definitely not intentional," said Diana Thacher of Milford. "Definitely not intentional."

"I don't know, maybe he heard him and tried to get out of the way," said Ray Mazzanti of New Castle. "I don't know. I really don't think he did that on purpose."

Some reports say the NFL could fine Coach Tomlin up to six-figures.

Post-Gazette Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette: "It's Dumb, Arrogant, and Shameful."

There are other reports the league could fine the Steelers organization as well, and even strip the team of a draft pick.

The league had warned teams about sideline interference the day before the Tomlin incident, so that could play into their punishment.

Listen to what callers had to say about it on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA:

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora reports that the NFL will not make a ruling Monday.

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