Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has been fined $100,000 for interfering with a play against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving.
The NFL also said Wednesday that it would consider docking Pittsburgh a draft pick "because the conduct affected a play on the field."
USC Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin was fined $10,000 by the Pac-12 on Monday for his repeated criticism of game officials following his team’s triple-overtime loss to Stanford last weekend.
Miami Heat owner Micky Arison has been fined $500,000 by the NBA for a tweet he made last week, according to an ESPN report. No official announcement was made, but the NBA did confirm it had fined Arison an undisclosed amount.
The most serious Twitter exchange was as follows:
Fan: “How’s it feel to be apart of ruining the best game in the world...
Samantha Stosur’s US Open win was overshadowed on Sunday by her opponent, Serena Williams, who went on a tirade against chair umpire Eva Asderaki, who ruled Williams committed a violation for making noise during a point, claiming it was a distraction.
“You’re totally out of control, you’re a hater, and you’re unattractive inside,” Williams was heard saying to the official during a break.
Who knew that throwing a slimy octopus onto a hockey rink was a 50-plus year tradition? Die-hard Detroit Red Wings fan Charlie Graves did. But what the Farmington resident didn't know was that following through with that tradition could --and would -- land him with a court date.