Team President Art Rooney II Says Steelers Will Not Lose A 2014 Draft Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not lose a draft pick in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft.

According to a Thursday report on, team president Art Rooney II said he’s now heard from the league and that they have informed him the team will not have a draft pick taken away from them as a result of the sideline incident involving heading coach Mike Tomlin and Baltimore Ravens return man Jacoby Jones during the Thanksgiving night game in Baltimore.

Tomlin has long since been fined $100,000 for the incident and the coach apologized for his actions afterwards.

  • steeltown

    Good to hear

  • T R

    Bout time they close the book and stop dragging this on.. Nut holding is not a good look for the NFL

  • 804Stiller

    Good stuff. We need all those picks this year.

  • mlc43

    Happy to hear that. Was a stupid concept anyway. Fine….yes. I can definitely understand a fine, but taking away a draft pick wasn’t right.

  • steeltown

    Yea, even suspending Tomlin for a game would’ve made more sense

  • RMSteeler

    Took so long because Goodell had to watch the replays all winter. And that the team owners probably would not have looked kindly on it in case it set a precedent that could apply to them one day.

  • dkoy85

    Good news.

  • Brian Tollini

    I believe it was Jason La Confora that reported the Steelers were INDEED losing a draft pick that was to be decided post-compensatory picks. Good job Jason.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    In other news, Goodell has destroyed the replay tapes of Tomlin’s infraction so that no future teams can’t use it to their advantage. It’s better for the league to just sweep it under the rug.

  • PA2AK

    That and it would look even worse depending on the Irsay outcome! Steelers lose a draft pick for Tomlin-gate…Colts owner gets NFL required rehab. Won’t look good!

  • RMSteeler

    Will this be the best news this week?

  • CW

    Canfora… the Steelers nation word for wrong headed moron.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Stop your making a confora out yourself