Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin was fined $100,000 for interfering with kick returner Jacoby Jones in a Nov. 28 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, a violation that may also lead to draft-pick punishments for the Steelers.
DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, said on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the National Football League should expect more injury-related lawsuits from former players.
The University of Alabama opened a new football-training center last February. Any professional team would be happy to have it. The amenities include a $9 million weight room, a hydrotherapy pool with a Club Med–style cascade of hot water and an anti-gravity treadmill that’s more NASA than Nautilus. Coach Nick Saban goes over the finer points of football with his team in a 212-seat theater with a multiplex-sized screen. After practice, players shoot pool or kick back on a leather couch with a video game, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its January issue.