Mike Tomlin Fined $25K for Criticizing NFL Officials

By Brandon Wallace

After Pittsburgh’s impressive win over the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday 41-17, Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin had some harsh words during his post-game press conference for the officials who refereed the game. Unfortunately for Tomlin, his actions cost him $25,000. He was fined by the NFL on Wednesday.

“Man, these penalties are costing people games and jobs,” Tomlin said in frustration. “We got to get them correct, and so I’m pissed about it, to be quite honest with you, but that’s all I’m going to say on it.”

To some, much didn’t seem to be said there, but clearly it was enough the NFL thought to take action on.

14 flags were called and accepted on the Steelers in the game including a very questionable roughing the passer call on linebacker T.J. Watt. This call was widely criticized throughout the league and seems to be one of the latest of several very questionable roughing the passer calls the league has witnessed over the last few weeks.

If you missed Tomlin’s comments, you can view it here:

More to come.


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