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Mike Tomlin fined $100K

Mike Tomlin said he didn't interfere with Jacoby Jones' kickoff return on purpose, but the NFL isn't letting him get away with it regardless. The league fined Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday, one of the heftiest fines ever levied on an NFL head coach. Tomlin avoided suspension, but his line treading may come at a further cost to the Steelers -- the league is still considering whether the Steelers should lose out on draft picks next year. All that, and the Steelers still lost.

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  • Do you believe Mike Tomlin when he said that he did not intentionally try to affect Jacoby Jones' kickoff return?

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  • What's your take on Mike Tomlin's sideline interference?

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  • Should the Steelers lose a draft pick due to Mike Tomlin interfering with Jacoby Jones' kickoff return?

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  • Which $100,000 fine on a coach was more justified?

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  • How much do you think it would hurt to be fined $100,000 when you make $5.75 million per year?

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Does NFL have image problem?

Once again, off-field behavior is in the NFL spotlight. Aldon Smith is taking a leave of absence after his arrest on drunken driving charges last week. Jacoby Jones was hit on the head with a champagne bottle during a party-bus brawl. And Adam "Pacman" Jones reportedly is in trouble with the law once more, cited for disorderly conduct. All this, of course, comes in the wake of the shocking Aaron Hernandez situation. What do you make of these incidents?

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  • How much have the NFL's recent arrests and off-field incidents negatively affected your view of the league?

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  • What grade would you give Roger Goodell for the job he has done as NFL commissioner?

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  • How do you feel about the way the NFL and teams police off-field incidents?

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  • Has your favorite athlete ever been in trouble with the law?

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