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Fire Chief Steps Down After Calling NFL Coach Racial Slur

Paul Smith was upset Steelers remained in tunnel during Sunday's national anthem

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania fire chief has stepped down from his position after posting a racial slur about the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. "[Mike] Tomlin just added himself to the list of no good N-----s. Yes I said it," Paul Smith wrote on Facebook after the NFL team remained... More »

NFL Player Who Stood Alone Says He Is 'Embarrassed'

It was a mix-up, says Steelers' Villanueva

(Newser) - Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva stood alone during the national anthem while the rest of the team stayed in the tunnel before Sunday's game in Chicago—but he says it was an "embarrassing" mix-up, not a personal stand against NFL protests. Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who... More »

Fake Fire Alarm Wakes Up Steelers in Boston Hotel

An East Boston man not affiliated with Patriots is charged

(Newser) - If the Steelers are a wee bit groggy Sunday evening when they play the Patriots in the AFC championship game, a hotel prankster can be blamed. Police say a 25-year-old man from East Boston pulled the fire alarm at the Logan Airport Hilton, where the Steelers are staying, about 3:... More »

Steelers Coach Foiled by Facebook Live

Mike Tomlin caught on live video bad-mouthing the Patriots

(Newser) - Oh, the irony. After the Pittsburgh Steelers won Sunday night and earned the right to play the Patriots in the AFC championship, a member of the team can be heard pleading in the locker room, “Be cool on social media, man! This is about us, nobody else, man!”... More »

Steelers Coach Has Brilliant Comeback to Bradshaw Slam

And subtle, too

(Newser) - NFL analyst Terry Bradshaw raised eyebrows recently when he derided the current coach of his former team—that would be Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers—as not so much a coach as a "cheerleader guy," notes NBC Sports . Tomlin's response is great: He begins with self-deprecation,... More »

NFL Player Honors Mom Lost to Breast Cancer in Big Way

Steelers' DeAngelo Williams wants to wear pink all year

(Newser) - "My hair is pink, my heart is pink, and my toenails are pink." That's the confession Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams offers in a video he posted to Twitter Sunday, and the reason he did so shows his heart is as large as it is colorful.... More »

NFL Star Takes Away His Kids' 'Unearned' Trophies

Many agree with Steeler James Harrison's take on 'entitlement culture'

(Newser) - Everyone gets a participation trophy—except James Harrison's kids. In an Instagram post over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker showed a photo of two awards his sons received for good grades as student-athletes from the Best of the Batch Foundation , a nonprofit organization founded by ex-NFLer Charlie Batch... More »

Did a Steelers Fan Just Tweet-Punk the Media?

Major news outlets publish 'ejection' story Jake Berlin calls a hoax

(Newser) - If a Twitter user is telling the truth, he's managed a pretty epic hoax—taking in media outlets from Sports Illustrated to the AP . At a playoff game on Saturday between the Steelers and the Ravens, Jake Berlin tweeted that he'd run onto the field if his post... More »

NFL Fines Steelers Coach $100K Over Sideline Gaffe

Mike Tomlin interfered with runner on opposing team

(Newser) - Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin's wallet is a lot lighter today. The NFL fined Tomlin $100,000 after he interfered with an opposing player running back a kick during the Thanksgiving game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers also could lose a draft pick. Tomlin has apologized but... More »

Tim Tebow's Stats Match Biblical Verse

And so did the fourth-quarter television ratings

(Newser) - This might just be a weird coincidence, or Tim Tebow's dramatic defeat of the Steelers last night may have been a miracle in more ways than one. The polarizing Denver quarterback wound up throwing for 316 yards, which, if you toss in a colon in the right spot, mirrors... More »

NFL Fines Player $10K for Calling Wife Mid-Game

Troy Polamalu wanted to let her know he was OK

(Newser) - The NFL isn't making exceptions about its policy that players stay unplugged during games: It fined Troy Polamalu of the Steelers $10,000 for making a call from the bench during last Sunday's game, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . Polamalu, though, wasn't showboating or looking for some digital... More »

Hines Ward Busted for DUI

'DWTS' star pulled over in Georgia

(Newser) - Hines Ward might need those dancing shoes to get out of this one: TMZ reports that the Pittsburgh Steeler was arrested this morning in Georgia's DeKalb County on suspicion of driving under the influence. The Dancing With the Stars champ posted $1000 bond and was released. TMZ has the... More »

NFL Player Deletes ‘Truther’ Tweet After bin Laden Death

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Rashard Mendenhall skeptical about 9/11 narrative

(Newser) - Rashard Mendenhall of the Pittsburgh Steelers might have some explaining to do to the boss after controversial tweets the night of Osama bin Laden's killing, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Mashable . Among them:
  • “I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition
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Christina Aguilera Bungles National Anthem

'At the twilight's last reaming' ... ?

(Newser) - There are three things you have to do when singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl: Look good, hit the right notes, and sing the correct lyrics. Christina Aguilera is two for three. Aguilera, who isn't exactly an anthem novice (she sang the song at Game 7 of last... More »

A Super Bowl First: No Cheerleaders

Six teams have no squads, and two of those teams play Sunday

(Newser) - Not in the Super Bowl this year: the Chicago Bears , the New York Jets … and the cheerleaders. For the first time in the game’s 45-year history, there will be no sideline supporters in attendance, because the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers just so happen to be... More »

Want Super Bowl Tickets? Cough Up $5K

That's twice last year's resale figure

(Newser) - Tickets to Sunday’s big game are reselling for an average of $4,683, nearly twice the average $2,420 that last year’s Colts-Saints match-up commanded. Don’t expect to get your hands on tickets for less than $2,309 online: those are the cheapest that Fansnap.com could... More »

Steelers Hang On, Beat Jets in a Nail-Biter

Pittsburgh dominated, then held on

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to their third Super Bowl in six years thanks to a big-play defense that returned a fumble for a touchdown and staged a late goal-line stand in a 24-19 victory over the New York Jets. Pittsburgh, which led 24-0 in the first half and held on,... More »

Vick Repeats as Biggest Sports Villain

Forbes list of most disliked athletes has a new name: Tiger Woods

(Newser) - Michael Vick has been out of federal prison for almost a year , but the Eagles quarterback still has some image-polishing to do: For the second straight year, he tops the Forbes list of most disliked people in sports . New for 2010 are Ben Roethlisberger and how-the-mighty-have-fallen poster child Tiger Woods,... More »

The Dirty Details of Big Ben's Bad Behavior

Shots for underage girls, crude comments, 'Clinton sex'

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger has led Pittsburgh’s beloved Steelers to two Super Bowl victories—but even a die-hard fan with a tattoo of Big Ben says, “It's to the point where he's embarrassing the franchise.” Sports Illustrated takes an extensive look at Roethlisberger’s most recent accusation of sexual... More »

Roethlisberger: 'I Have Committed No Crime'

Disgraced QB won't appeal 6-game NFL suspension

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger will not appeal NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to suspend him for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. "More is expected of me," the Steelers quarterback said in a statement released today, over 6 weeks after the night of barhopping that ended with... More »

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