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 New England's Bill Belichick in 2007 for spying on an opponent's defensive signals.
There is also the chance the Steelers will have a draft pick taken away "because the conduct affected a play on the field." Though he was not penalized, the league said the Steelers should have been flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct.
All that from what Tomlin called an "embarrassing, inexcusable" case of being "mesmerized" while standing in a restricted area that separates the sideline from the playing field and staring at the video board during Jones' 73-yard return.
Jones had to swerve to avoid running into the coach and was tackled during a return that might have gone for a touchdown if not for the obstruction. Tomlin briefly stepped onto the field before he jumped back.
Tomlin insists the "blunder" was not intentional but has no plans to appeal the ruling.
Browns: Defensive end Desmond Bryant's season has ended because of an irregular heartbeat that will require surgery.
Bryant, who spent four seasons with the Raiders before signing a five-year, $34 million free-agent contract with Cleveland in March, reported symptoms Monday morning, a team spokesman said. Bryant played in Sunday's game against Jacksonville and was credited with four pressures on Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne.
The Browns said Bryant will undergo "a minor heart procedure" this week. He is expected to make a full recovery and resume his playing career.
Bryant was taken out of an Oct. 3 game against Buffalo in the third quarter complaining of shortness of breath. He was hospitalized overnight at The Cleveland Clinic with an irregular heartbeat. It was the second such episode for Bryant, who left a game last year with the Raiders and was hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat. Both times Bryant returned to play in the next week's game.
"It's a pretty scary feeling," Bryant said after returning to practice in October. "Your heart won't calm down. Fortunately, we've got a great staff on hand, and they've got me doing the right things I need, and I'm now back to normal."
Packers: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers expects a decision to be made by Friday -- or Saturday at the latest -- whether he'll be cleared to return to face the Atlanta Falcons. Rodgers has missed a month with a fractured left collarbone.
Vikings: Matt Cassel is on track to start this week at quarterback for Minnesota, with Christian Ponder recovering from a concussion.
Bills: Tight end Tony Moeaki will get what's essentially a four-week tryout in Buffalo to show he's healthy after being signed by the Bills. The former Chiefs player has been out since breaking his shoulder in Kansas City's exhibition win over Pittsburgh on Aug. 23. He was released by the Chiefs after reaching an injury settlement in October.
Arrowhead Stadium death: A medical examiner has determined the death of a Missouri man in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot during a Kansas City Chiefs game was a homicide. But Kansas City police say the cause of 30-year-old Kyle Van Winkle's death Sunday has not been determined. Van Winkle was found unconscious at 5:20 p.m. CST.