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Mike Tomlin Faces Fine for Sideline Incident

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and his  controversial near-interference with Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones on a 73-yard kick off Mike Tomlin crosses line with gamesmanshipreturn in the third quarter of Thursday nights 20-22 lost to the Baltimore Ravens, is the subject of “an aggressive review,”  by the NFL.

According to a league source the Tomlin incident could result in stiff financial penalties for both the coach and the team including a significant fine and a possible  forfeiture of a draft pick.

Mike Tomlin Quotes

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.

Tomlin was caught by cameras watching him on the jumbo scoreboard while Jones returned a kick into Pittsburgh territory on a potentially game-altering play that could have resulted in a score. Tomlin nearly made contact with Jones, and while the coach has claimed he was not trying to impact the play, the NFL will come down hard.

The review is expected to be completed on Monday.

Given the league’s internal reaction to this situation, a fine in the range of six figures would not be surprising. “It’s very difficult to determine intent, but the circumstances do not bode well for Tomlin,” as one long-time NFL league office veteran put it.

Mike Tomlin net worth and salary: Mike Tomlin is the current head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers who has a net worth of $16 million and annual salary of $5.75 million. Mike Tomlin accumulated his net worth as one of the youngest coaches in the history of American sports and he is the first black head coach to lead the Steelers.

Mike Tomlin Quotes:

“You know we as coaches know that we are going to be judged by those calculated decisions that you make, but I think if you die, you die with your boots on”

Re: Play fakes like the one attempted by the Lions

 “They create disruption, they create negativity in the run game”

Re: Looking ahead to the great play of the Lions’ D-linemen

 “Our first charge is to handle our own business and we haven’t done that consistently enough to look outside our own house.”

Re: If the Steelers could move up in their division due to other losses

 “I don’t want him listening to the elevator music, I want him to listen to what matters”

Re: Comments coach made earlier to reassure Le’Veon Bell not to care what the media says or writes

“He’s the bell cow if you will, got a hot motor”

Re: Upcoming opponent Oakland DE Lamarr Houston

“The plays themselves aren’t new, the window dressing is”

Re: Using wildcat plays

 “He’s had what I call junior varsity punts”

Re: Zoltan Mesko’s erratic punting

“It’s silly”

Re: Why coach banned player flips into the end zone for touchdowns

 “He’s a battle tested guy”

Re: Steelers new Tackle Levi Brown with 7 years experience

 “They are tough to block schematically, to get hats on hats”

Re: Upcoming Jets team

 “His pedigree is very evident”

Re: NY Jets rookie QB Geno Smith out of WVU

“The proof is in the pudding”

Re: Steelers defensive packages against tight ends

 “We had an opportunity to physically work those areas, individually, working on skill development, consistency and movement appropriate to positions.”

Re: Ongoing work with the Offensive Line

ABOUT:  Michael Tomlin is the current head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the American Football Conference, succeeding Bill Cowher. Tomlin is the third youngest head coach in any of the four major North American professional sports. Wikipedia

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Steelers Release Chris Rainey

Chris Rainey, rookie running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers  was fired from the team for allegedly attacking his girlfriend  in Gainsville, Florida.

According to sources…Chris  went ballistic when his girlfriend allegedly snatched his cellphone  and took off running with it.  He reportedly slapped her in the face.

The troubled 24-year-old was arrested on one count of misdemeanor simple battery.   This is just the latest in a series of off-the-field incidents that have threatened his career. 
In 2010 he was arrested  for allegedly sending a text message to his girlfriend threatening to kill her. Rainey, was charged with aggravated stalking, a 3rd degree felony,

Kevin Colbert who is the General Manager for the Steelers franchise said in a statement…”Chris Rainey’s actions this morning were extremely disappointing. Under the circumstances and due to this conduct, Chris will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.”

Rainey’s college career was as a Florida Gator.  

He was a fifth round draft pick…who was picked up by the Steelers in the of 2012 NFL Draft.  He scored  two touchdowns this season for the Steelers this season.   He averaged 26.5 yards on 39 kickoff returns. The Steelers used him occasionally as a change of pace in the backfield. Rainey finished with 102 yards rushing and two scores while also catching 14 passes for 60 yards.

AJ McCarron’s “twitter” reply to Darnell Dockett after texting girlfriend a message.  Read full story here

Rainey joins a long list of professional athletes who have been charged with crimes against women…

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Larry Johnson has been arrested four times since 2003 on various assault charges against women.

Chad Johnson, wide receiver fro the Miami Dolphins…was released following his arrest on a charge of domestic violence against his new wife Evelyn Lozada.  Read more here

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Woman Claims Hines Ward fathered her Child

Hines Ward Paternity Melanie Smith, from Georgia, has filed a lawsuit claiming that former Pittsburgh Steelers Hines Ward is the father of her 1-year-old daughter. 

Smith wants the former NFL star to admit that he is the father and assume responsibility.  If he fails to do so she told sources that she would ask the court to order blood testing to establish paternity.

A judge has yet to rule.

Ward,  a  wide receiver for the Steelers for 14 years…has a son Jaden with his ex-wife Simone

 “I do want my fair market value, … The Marvin Harrison, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens numbers out there are ridiculous. I wouldn’t try to ask for that. Not to say that I’m any less of a player than those guys but I know how this organization is run, how the offense is, for me, its all about getting the opportunity to start his career in one place and end his career in one place; and what a better place to do it than in the Black and Gold. That’s all I want is a commitment from this organization that I can retire as a Steeler.”


Dancing With the Stars Winner

May 25th, 2011

Way to Go Hines Ward! As we expected…Pittsburgh Steelers  wide receiver Hines Ward was crowned “mirror ball champion” on last nights season finale of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Hines and partner Kim Johnston clearly showed that they had exactly what it takes to earn the title.

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Heins Ward to be Released by Steelers

March 1st, 2012

The Pittsburgh Steeler franchise has announced that they plan to release four time Pro-Bowler and 2006 Super Bowl MVP and “Dancing With the Stars” champion, Hines Ward, sometime in the next two weeks. In a statement posted on the team’s official website…Steeler’s president Art Rooney II said  “We had a conversation today with Hines Ward […]

Heins Ward to be Released by Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steeler franchise has announced that they plan to release four time Pro-Bowler and 2006 Super Bowl MVP and “Dancing With the Stars” champion, Hines Ward, sometime in the next two weeks.

In a statement posted on the team’s official website…Steeler’s president Art Rooney II said  “We had a conversation today with Hines Ward and informed him that we plan to release him of his contract prior to the start of the 2012 NFL calendar year.  Hines has been an integral part of our success since we drafted him in 1998, and we will forever be grateful for what he has helped us achieve.”

Wards will finish his career with the Steeler’s with 1,000 catches, 12,083 yards and 85 receiving touchdowns.

During his career with the Steeler’s…he helped the team win three AFC Championships and a pair of Super Bowl wins.

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Way to Go Hines Ward! As we expected….Pittsburgh Steelers  wide receiver Hines Ward was crowned “mirror ball champion” on last nights season finale of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Hines and partner Kim Johnston clearly showed that they had exactly what it takes to earn the title.  Actress Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy finished in…read more here (VIDEO)

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Carrie Ann Inaba

Carrie Ann Inaba Engaged! Carrie Ann Inaba, 43, got a surprised live proposal from boyfriend Jessee Sloan, 39, today on the “Live With Regis and Kelly” show.  Inaba who was filling in for the vacationing Kelly Rippa, were answering emails.

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View co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck Slams Erin Andrews for what she deemed a totally inappropriate outfit on “Dancing With the Star.”   Referring to to it as “next to nothing.”

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Baltimore Ravens Release Mason

The NFL lockout ended Monday and the Baltimore Ravens wasted little time making some significant changes.

According to sources the Ravens have released wide receiver Derrick Mason and tight  end Todd Heap.

In a statement to WBAL on Monday night, Mason, 37 said  “I understand the business of football, and I understand what has to be done in the business of football,” he said. “It was good while I was there. I can’t hang my head down. I think I did everything above and beyond what they asked me to do when I came in there six years ago.”

Also released was running back Willis McGahee and Kelly Gregg, defensive tackle.  According to sources the Ravens have cut $18.6 off their payroll.

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