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Andy Russell Helped Turn Steelers Into Champions

Linebacker was captain of team loaded with future Hall of Famers

(Newser) - Andy Russell, the standout linebacker who was an integral part of the Pittsburgh Steelers' evolution from perennial losers to champions, has died. He was 82. There was no immediate word on the cause or place of death, the AP reports. A 16th-round pick in the 1963 draft, Russell won two...

'EVERY State in US' Under NWS' Watchful Eye This Weekend

Brutal cold, storms threaten Iowa caucus, NFL playoffs in Buffalo and Kansas City

(Newser) - Brutally cold weather could prove a deadly challenge Saturday amid a continuing wave of Arctic storms that have hammered much of the country with blinding snow, freezing rain, and whipping winds. Governors from New York to Louisiana declared states of emergency ahead of predicted snow and bone-chilling temperatures. In St....

Fan Fatally Falls From Stadium Escalator After Steelers Game

Unidentified man died at hospital

(Newser) - A spectator at Sunday's game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets died following a fall on an escalator at Acrisure Stadium, the AP reports. The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety said police and emergency service personnel were alerted after a male spectator fell around 4:45pm, shortly...

Steelers QB Haskins Was Drunk When He Was Fatally Struck: Report

Toxicology report is out

(Newser) - According to a toxicology report, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was drunk when he was fatally struck on a Florida highway after running out of gas . The 24-year-old was hit and killed by a dump truck in the wee hours of April 9, and an investigation report says that the...

Steelers Quarterback Ran Out of Gas Before Being Fatally Struck

According to a newly released 911 call from Dwayne Haskins' wife

(Newser) - Dwayne Haskins was walking along a highway to get gas before he was fatally hit by a dump truck last week, according to a newly released 911 call. Haskins' wife, Kalabrya Haskins, called the emergency line after she could no longer reach her husband by phone, CNN reports. "My...

Steelers Quarterback Dies After Being Hit by Truck

Dwayne Haskins, 24, starred at Ohio State

(Newser) - Dwayne Haskins, a Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback who starred at Ohio State—throwing 50 touchdown passes in a single season and finishing third in the Heisman Trophy voting—died Saturday after being struck by a truck. He was 24. Haskins was in South Florida to train with other Steelers skill position...

Steelers' Roethlisberger Retires After 18 Seasons

'Big Ben' leaving the game at 39

(Newser) - Big Ben is out. Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Thursday that he's retiring after 18 seasons, reports CNN . "The time has come to clean out my locker, hang up my cleats, and continue to be all I can be to my wife and children," the...

COVID Protocols Sideline Another Star QB

Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger cannot play Sunday

(Newser) - Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been placed on the COVID-19 list and will miss the Steelers' game Sunday against the Detroit Lions. The Steelers announced Saturday night that Roethlisberger was ruled out for the game, per the AP . Roethlisberger is the second prominent quarterback in two weeks to miss a...

First-Round Pick Celebrates at Homeless Shelter

Football star Najee Harris visits a place that helped him and his family when they needed it

(Newser) - Now that he's on top, Najee Harris went back to a place that helped him when he was down. The first-round pick in the NFL draft took food on Thursday to a Bay Area homeless shelter where he and his family lived for several years when he was growing...

Roethlisberger Re-Signs, for $5M Less

Takes $5M Hit

Quarterback Takes $5M Hit

Ben Roethlisberger signs restructured deal to stay with the Steelers

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger has signed up for another season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, after agreeing to take one for the team. The quarterback agreed to slice his salary from $19 million to $14 million, ESPN reports, which reduces the effect on the team's salary cap by more than $15 million,...

For NFL's Roethlisberger, Good News and Bad News

Steeler QB achieves a milestone, but he also must isolate as a COVID risk

(Newser) - The last few days have brought a milestone and a health precaution for the NFL's Ben Roethlisberger:
  • Milestone: When Roethlisberger led his Pittsburgh Steelers to a comeback win over Dallas on Sunday, he lifted the team to an 8-0 record. That guarantees Roethlisberger won't have a losing season

Dinner for Vote-Counters Was on the Steelers
Team Sends Dinner
to Vote-Counters

Team Sends Dinner to Vote-Counters

Steelers had a meal catered for workers who'd had a 22-hour shift

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers, who know something about working up an appetite, had dinner brought in for 65 people counting ballots Wednesday night. The Allegheny County poll workers are in the thick of Pennsylvania's continuing effort to decide the state's presidential winner. They worked 22 hours straight in a...

NFL Star Facing Punishment Over This Play

Browns' Myles Garrett smashed opponent's head with helmet

(Newser) - The Cleveland Browns finally achieved two consecutive wins with Thursday's 21-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers—but as Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield notes, "it feels like we lost." Indeed, "this season is unofficially officially over" for the 4-6 Browns, whose "best player … shouldn't...

Steelers QB Has a Scary Day
Steelers QB Has a Scary Day

Steelers QB Has a Scary Day

Mason Rudolph eventually got up and walked off the field

(Newser) - Life as the Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback got scary Sunday when Mason Rudolph crumpled from a knockout blow, USA Today reports. The 24-year-old had scrambled on third down and thrown successfully for a conversion when Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matt Judon hit him from behind and safety Earl Thomas from the...

Ben Roethlisberger Out for the Season
A Star QB Is Done
for the Season

A Star QB Is Done for the Season

Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger suffers an elbow injury

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-2. That's bad. This is much worse for the team's fans: Star QB Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . Roethlisberger left Sunday's game against Seattle in the second quarter and did not return. The...

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...

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...

One Super Bowl Entrant Is Set
After 2 Blowouts,
the Super Bowl Is Set

After 2 Blowouts, the Super Bowl Is Set

Patriots will play the Falcons on Feb. 5

(Newser) - It's the Patriots vs. the Falcons in this year's Super Bowl. Tom Brady and New England easily beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 36 to 17, while Atlanta routed the Green Bay Packers, 44-21. The championship game will be played Feb. 5 in Houston. In the New England game, the...

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:...

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!”...

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