The NFL will conduct a review for potential discipline of Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin for stepping onto the field during Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones' kickoff return, according to a league spokesman.
The play Thursday night, which wasn't penalized, will be reviewed over the next week under the NFL's standard procedures.
Tomlin nearly collided with Jones during the third quarter on a 73-yard kickoff return before getting out of the way at the last moment, triggering controversy during the Ravens' 22-20 victory at M&T Bank Stadium.
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Afterward, Tomlin said he didn't believe he interfered with Jones.
"I always watch the returns on the Jumbotron," Tomlin said. "It provides better perspective for me. I lost my placement as he broke free and saw at the last second how close I was to the field of play. ...
"I do it quite often, like everybody else in the National Football League. I was wrong. I accept responsibility for it."
After the Super Bowl, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said he jokingly suggested to teammates that they should run out and tackle San Francisco 49ers kick returner Ted Ginn Jr. during the last play of the game.
"I took some flak kind of joking around at the Super Bowl saying that I was going to run out onto the field and tackle somebody if this guy breaks it," Flacco said Thursday night. "I caught some flak for that; that's exactly what he just did. He was looking at the big screen the whole entire time. He knew where he was. He knew where Jacoby was. He pulled my move."