PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Moments after the NFL announced its $100,000 fine for Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora reacts with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.
“The NFL certainly wanted to send a strong, strong message here,” La Canfora says. “Whatever your intentions may be, whatever your excuses may be, you can’t be in that situation.”READ MORE: GNC Plans To Move Headquarters To Strip District In 2022
La Canfora adds that the NFL wanted to send a strong individual message to Tomlin as well.
“He just got named to the competition committee,” La Canfora adds. “You’re an NFL head coach, you’re held to a very different standard. And then you’re a Super Bowl-winning head coach of a prominent team who’s playing on Thanksgiving night and just got elected to the competition committee, that’s going to have people’s head snapping back even more at (the league offices).”READ MORE: Teenager Killed In Late-Night Brookline Shooting
The NFL may also strip the Steelers of a draft pick by the time it’s said and done.
“The Steelers were fearful they were going to lose a draft pick, and it was very much on the table,” La Canfora said. “The league was considering it. That will remain to be the case up until the draft. I don’t think we’ll get final word on that until the spring. Will they end up hitting them with a nominal loss of a draft pick? Maybe they lose a compensatory pick that they otherwise would have had. I think that’s very possible.”
La Canfora also explains why the NFL did not choose to suspend Tomlin, and looks at whether the officiating crew from that Steelers-Ravens game may be punished as well.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Storm Chances Simmer Down, Chances Of Rain Remain
For those thoughts, listen to the entire interview below: