Speaking at his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged that his actions on Jacoby Jones' 73-yard kickoff return last week were "embarrassing, inexcusable, illegal" and "a blunder."

Tomlin emphasized, however, that he would "never consider doing such a thing" on purpose.

Calling it "shocking" that his actions would be perceived as intentional, Tomlin said he would "take (his) medicine" if it meant that the integrity of the NFL was not in question.