Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin Fined $25K for Criticizing Refs

Mike Tomlin

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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been fined $25,000 for criticizing officials after the Steelers’ blowout win vs. the Atlanta Falcons.

Tomlin has had his frustrations with the officials throughout the season, but we all know he’s not one to hold back his thoughts.

“We’ve gotta get better as a National Football League,” Tomlin stated after the game. “Man, these penalties are costing people games and jobs. We’ve gotta get ’em correct. And so I’m pissed about it, to be quite honest with you. But that’s all I’m gonna say on it.”

Tomlin is a member of the NFL’s competition committee, and the fine is probably due to the league not wanting someone on the committee criticizing officials.

Pittsburgh is currently 2-2-1 making them last in the AFC East, and they face divisional rivals in Cincinnati on Sunday.

The Steelers have the 18th highest-team total cash payroll this season at $176,302,384.


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