The NFL fined Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday for interfering with Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return in the third quarter of a 22-20 loss to the Ravens on Thanksgiving night.
The fine is the second-highest ever levied by the league on a head coach, behind only the $500,000 the NFL docked the Patriots’ Bill Belichick in 2007 for spying on an opponent’s defensive signals.
There is also the chance the Steelers have a draft pick taken away ‘‘because the conduct affected a play on the field.’’ Though Tomlin was not penalized, the league said the Steelers should have been flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Tomlin insists the ‘‘blunder’’ was not intentional but has no plans to appeal the ruling. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.