According to Jason La Canfora and Ian Rapoport, the Pittsburgh Steelers could perhaps be forced to forfeit a draft pick due to the actions of head coach Mike Tomlin during the Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens.
La Canfora writes:
Tomlin, as a head coach and as someone who was recently appointed to the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, erred in being that close to the field of play, no matter what, and while the NFL can't legislate his intent, the league's past handling of these issues speaks to the seriousness with which it takes the matter.
I am not going to get too deep into this, but I would be shocked if the Steelers are docked a draft pick due to Tomlin's actions on the kickoff return by Jacoby Jones. I am, however, expecting that he will be fined heavily and hope that he is.
Sure, Tomlin understands the seriousness of his actions, but if La Canfora is right when he says the league can't legislate his intent, then there is no way that a draft pick will be forfeited.
What say you? How shocked would you be should the Steelers lose a draft pick?