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  • NFL Star Maurkice Pouncey Wears The Name Of A Police Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty On His Helmet

    09/21/2020 4:55:21 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 20, 2020 | David Hookstead
    Pittsburgh Steelers player Maurkice Pouncey honored Eric Kelly on his helmet Sunday against the Broncos. Pouncey took the field against Denver wearing Kelly’s name on the back of his helmet after most of the team wore Antwon Rose Jr.’s name last week. According to, Kelly was a Pittsburgh police officer killed in the line of duty back in 2009 while responding to a call about two other officers being killed. You can see a photo of Pouncey’s helmet in the tweet below. This is a classy move from Pouncey. Last week, the majority of the Steelers wore Antwon Rose...

    09/17/2020 4:00:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | 9/18/20
    Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Maurkice Pouncey is expressing remorse over wearing a helmet tribute to a 17-year-old who was shot and killed by police ... saying he didn't know the whole story. "I want to personally clarify what transpired this past Monday night in regard to having Antwon Rose's name on the back of my helmet," Pouncey says. "I was given limited information on the situation regarding Antwon, and I was unaware of the whole story surrounding his death and what transpired during the trial following the tragedy." Remember, on Monday the Steelers announced the entire team and coaching staff would honor Rose...
  • Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva covers name of police shooting victim on helmet with name of military veteran

    09/16/2020 8:33:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 9/16/20
    Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva chose to cover the name of police shooting victim Antwon Rose Jr. on the back of his helmet during Pittsburgh's game against the New York Giants on "Monday Night Football.'' Villanueva chose instead to write the name Alwyn Cashe, a veteran who died during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2005. As the NFL has allowed players to wear helmet decals honoring the victims of systemic racism, the Steelers decided as a team to honor Rose -- a Black teenager shot in the back by a white police officer in Pittsburgh in 2018 after he ran from a vehicle that was...
  • A Few Bright Spots: Steelers Player Alejandro Villanueva Tapes Name of Fallen Veteran on Helmet Over BLM Approved Name ( And he's not the only one )

    09/16/2020 8:22:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/16/2020 | Brandon Morse
    The NFL is rife with social justice messaging to the point of being unwatchable, but there are a few bright spots. Some players refuse to cave to the Black Lives Matter domination over the league. One such player is Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva.According to CBS News, the Steelers were directed to wear the name of Antwon Rose, Jr. on the back of their helmets after the team took a vote. Rose was a 17-year-old who was shot by police in the back as he ran away from a vehicle he was a passenger in. Police had pulled the car...
  • One of the worst calls the NFL has ever made

    09/16/2020 4:50:22 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 16 Sep, 2020 | Robert T. Smith
    The NFL has decided to utilize its spectator sport to proselytize its paying customers to their employees' social opinion. Unfortunately, many customers disagree with being considered racists and the denigration of their country. The athletes of the NFL can generally run fast and lift heavy things, and play a game for pay, but they are clearly not marketing geniuses. For my hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in their opening game, they decided to honor Antwon Rose as their hometown cause. For those unfamiliar with Mr. Rose, in the summer of 2018, he engaged in a drive-by shooting, fled from the...
  • Alejandro Villanueva Honors Silver Star Awardee on Helmet As Teammates Opt For Social Justice Message ... NFL

    09/15/2020 1:08:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies ^ | 09/15/2020 | by Ryan Glasspiegel
    Steelers LT Alejandro Villanueva wore the name of Alwyn Cashe on his helmet during last night’s game against the Giants. As noted by Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Cashe was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his service in Iraq: ================================================================================== Profile photo, opens profile page on Twitter in a new tab Chris Adamski @C_AdamskiTrib Steelers LT Alejandro Villanueva has the name Alwyn Cashe on the back of his helmet Cashe was posthumousky awarded the Silver Star for heroism after his death at 35 while on duty in Iraq had said ALL players' helmets would have Antwon Rose...
  • Mike Tomlin Explains Why Steelers Will Not Boycott

    08/28/2020 9:16:29 AM PDT · by md1986 · 15 replies
    Game 7 ^ | August 28, 2020 | Jennifer Withers Hoey
    Mike Tomlin explained why his Pittsburgh Steelers did not boycott their practice during a recent session with the media. “We didn’t give any real consideration to not practicing today,” Tomlin said on Thursday.
  • Pittsburgh Steeler: “I’m Not Kneeling For The Flag… and screw anybody who have a problem with that”

    07/28/2020 10:08:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    STEPHON TUITT Prediction: Lots and lots of his teammates will have a problem with it. Remember what happened when Alejandro Villanueva simply got caught in the open during the anthem three years ago? His Pittsburgh Steeler teammates threw him under the bus for not getting out of sight, and after a brief spike in Villanueva jersey sales, the lineman ended up issuing a public apology.Stephon Tuitt has decided to dispense with the whole apology approach up front. In fact, Tuitt invites anyone who objects to perform an unnatural act on themselves: Also I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw...
  • Steelers OT Alejandro Villanueva blames media for backlash against Drew Brees

    06/05/2020 8:55:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    MSN ^ | June 5, 2020 | Curt Popejoy
    here are few players in the NFL more qualified to discuss the national anthem and the flag than Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva. He served multiple tours of duty in the Army and is highly decorated. When Villanueva went on 97.3 The Fan on Friday he was asked about the comments of New Orleans Saints quarterback about the national anthem and the heat Brees took, finally forcing him into an apology. Villanueva is a smart guy and rather than get baited into an answer, he put it squarely back on the media. “It was taken out of context the...
  • Gov. Tom Wolf responds to Ben Roethlisberger barbershop visit: ‘I don’t care who you are ...’

    05/19/2020 7:04:51 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 68 replies
    Penn Live ^ | May 19, 2020 | Jacob Klinger
    Ben Roethlisberger broke pandemic restrictions to get his hair cut and beard trimmed, along with a small recording crew, for a video the Steelers quarterback put out on his Twitter account Monday. Governor Tom Wolf doesn’t want Roethlisberger, or anyone to break coronavirus restrictions in that way. “My concern is just a general concern and anybody who puts himself or herself into harm’s way is something i think we ought to try to avoid,” Wolf said in response to a question about Roethlisberger specifically. "And when you go to something like a barbershop and you’re not protected, I don’t care...
  • Steelers' Tomlin, Rudolph respond to Garrett's claim [thug plays race card]

    02/15/2020 12:45:54 PM PST · by NobleFree · 10 replies
    NFL ^ | Feb. 15, 2020 | Around The NFL staff
    Two days after a Myles Garrett interview aired reiterating Mason Rudolph used a racial slur toward him, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and his head coach spoke out against the allegation."1000% False. Bold-Faced Lie. I did not, have not, and would not utter a racial slur. This is a disgusting and reckless attempt to assassinate my character," Rudolph tweeted Saturday morning.The social media post includes a link to Garrett's interview on ESPN's Outside The Lines, which includes the Cleveland Browns defensive end alleging Rudolph "called me the N-word. He called me a 'stupid N-word.'"Shortly before Rudolph's tweet, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin released...
  • Steelers safety Kameron Kelly charged after alleged South Side bar tussle with police

    12/20/2019 9:39:25 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 15 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | 12/20/2019 | Megan Guza
    Pittsburgh Steelers safety Kameron Kelly fought with police after he was thrown out of a South Side bar early Friday morning when he became irate at the jukebox selection, according to charges filed against him. Kelly, 23, is charged with two counts of making terroristic threats and one count of resisting arrest, court records show. He was arraigned about 4:30 a.m. and released on nonmonetary bail. A Pittsburgh police officer working security outside of Mario’s on East Carson Street was approached by the bartender sometime after midnight seeking help to get a man later identified as Kelly out of the...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers' Devlin Hodges chided for old tweets supporting Trump

    11/27/2019 5:55:58 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/19 | By Ryan Gaydos
    The Pittsburgh Steelers will start Devlin Hodges, who made waves earlier this season with his outspoken support of President Trump, at quarterback Sunday as they take on the Cleveland Browns, more than two weeks after a helmet-swinging melee that shook the NFL, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. While Hodges may have been ecstatic about getting the start, he quickly became the target of social media trolls who resurfaced his past tweets – mostly about President Trump. The Samford product was caught deleting the tweets about Trump, but Twitter users saved the receipts.
  • NFL finds 'no such evidence' of Mason Rudolph directing racial slur at Myles Garrett

    11/21/2019 3:54:28 PM PST · by God luvs America · 53 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/21/2019 | ESPN
    The NFL "found no such evidence" that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph directed a racial slur at Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett just prior to last week's brawl, league spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday. Garrett made the allegation during an appeal hearing with the NFL on Wednesday, sources told ESPN's Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter. Rudolph has strongly denied it. "Mason vehemently denies the report of being accused of using a racial slur during the incident Thursday night in Cleveland," Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said in a statement. "He will not discuss this accusation any further and his focus...
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Contract Extended Thru 2021

    04/24/2019 6:30:55 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 24, 2019 | Jeremy Fowler
    The two-year extension is worth $68 million and includes a $37.5 million signing bonus and a $30 million injury guarantee, a source told [Adam] Schefter. Roethlisberger had one year at $12 million left, meaning he will make $80 million total over the next three seasons. The extension all but guarantees Big Ben ends his career with the same franchise that drafted him in 2004. “I am grateful to the Rooneys and the Steelers organization for continuing to believe in me," Roethlisberger said in a statement announcing the deal. "It has always been a goal to play my entire career in...
  • NFL: CLE Browns Acquire WR Odell Beckham Jr From NYG In Blockbuster Trade (AFC East Earthquake)

    03/12/2019 6:13:41 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 12, 2019 | Paul Schwartz
    The Giants on Tuesday agreed to send Beckham to the Browns for a 2019 first-round draft pick (No. 17 overall), a 2019 third-round pick and safety Jabrill Peppers. The Giants were not actively shopping Beckham but they were listening to offers, and when they found one they liked, they made the deal — no doubt changing the course and direction of their team now and for years to come...
  • Why we love Philly ... and it's not just because it's not New England

    02/01/2018 10:55:15 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 60 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 11:27 a.m. | Susan Jones
    Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have always had a kind of love/hate relationship. We're joined by history and boundaries, but divided by more than 300 miles on the turnpike and more than 1 million people in population (we admit it, Philly's bigger). We might poke fun at the weird accents and food tastes of the other, but just like brothers, we'll defend those same idiosyncrasies against all outsiders. And this weekend, most Pittsburghers will take up arms to root on the Philadelphia Eagles against the much-despised New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. But there's more to love about the City of...
  • Bad news continues for NFL, as Divisional Playoffs ratings fall

    01/15/2018 12:31:38 PM PST · by smartyaz · 88 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | 01/15/18 | Alex Putterman
    According to Sports Media Watch, all four games were down substantially in overnight ratings from the comparable window last January, and several of them hit their lowest mark in years. Saturday afternoon’s Falcons-Eagles game on NBC drew a 17.4 overnight rating, down 5 percent from last year and 12 percent from 2016. It was the lowest for the early Saturday time slot since 2009. The Patriots-Jaguars matchup Sunday night on CBS was the lowest-rated game of the weekend, with a 16.6 overnight. That was down 9 percent from last year and 18 percent from 2016 and was also the worst...
  • How the Browns sealed their 0-16 season with a heartbreaking loss to the Steelers

    12/31/2017 1:13:09 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    SB Nation ^ | December 31, 2017 | Harry Lyles Jr.
    The Browns secured their 0-16 season after losing to a Pittsburgh Steelers team that featured mostly backups on the road. The Browns had their chances at avoiding the wrong type of perfection, and just fell short in a 28-24 loss. As only the Browns could, the game was filled with highs and lows. Of course, as most Browns games do, it ended with a low so deep that you could only feel bad for the Browns. Their first possession was a disaster. I suppose things could have been worse, like throwing a pick-six on the first play or fumbling it...
  • The end of the Steeler Patriots Game

    12/17/2017 5:14:29 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 314 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/17/17 | a little elbow grease
    As a Steeler fan who just endured that game:I only have one thing to say about the ending of that game: As I understand the rule of a “pass catch” it is when a player 1. --- takes possession of the thrown ball , THEN 2. ---- makes what they call “a football move”. That is what determines a catch. 1 and 2. (This rule I believe was first employed just a few years ago concerning a catch and a subsequent fumble. A catch was determined a catch if the receiver took control of the ball and then made “a...