NFL Comes Down On Tomlin, Steelers For Not Wearing Masks

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Despite all the winning, the Pittsburgh Steelers are not dressing for success, according to the suits in the league office.

For the second time in a week, the Steelers have been fined for not covering themselves properly. This time, no less than coach Mike Tomlin has reportedly been fined a whopping $100,000 for not wearing a mask in Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Ravens.

That’s not all.

Along with that punishment, the NFL leveled a $250,000 penalty against the entire organization for the same reason.

This news follows Socks-gate, in which Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster revealed on Instagram that he was fined $5,000 for failing to have his socks pulled all the way up to his knee. Or to use the NFL’s words, Smith-Schuster’s “stockings failed to cover [his] lower leg.”

Masks, stockings, whatever. The Steelers (7-0) are the NFL’s lone unbeaten team and looking like a true Super Bowl contender. And that’s clearly the only look they care about.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. I must have watched 2 full games this season. Another mask fine story and I just don’t want to watch anymore. It’s stupid. If they’re tested every day and the players don’t have to wear masks on the sidelines, what kind of nonsense is this? It’s really for show. Tired of the NFL overall too.

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