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Steelers Won’t File Formal Complaint Over Headset Issues

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Despite it being one of the most widely discussed stories of the day, it appears that the Steelers are going to let what’s being called ‘HeadsetGate’ go, and they won’t file a formal complaint about the issues with their headsets in the first quarter of Thursday’s game at Foxborough.

The following is a statement that Steelers PR Burt Lauten sent to Yahoo NFL Reporter Jason Cole:

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So with that, it appears that it’s a situation that is going to simply go away. The Steelers coaches appeared none to happy about the situation after the game, but now it looks like a day later they are going to put the situation to bed.

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  1. April Kerchner

    September 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    They are again getting away with cheating also their defense called hutt and we got offsides its not fair if I was in the nfl I would protest and refuse to play them until they r punished for cheating!! All fans with every team in the nfl should sign a petiton for them to be punished!!!

  2. Jay Michaels

    September 11, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    The NFL controls the headsets. Yelling “hutt” is illegal…they made a legal shift that caused us to jump off sides. We did nothing to stop Gronkowski and missed 2 field goals. They are always prepared and well disciplined….that’s why they win.

  3. April Kerchner

    September 11, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Well I disagree and so does Ben he’s the one who said it and look up spygate on the espn website they have been cheating for years and get away with it once you read the long list of how they have cheated for years you don’t think they called hurt they did watch Ben after the play read his lips and what about the head phones there’s been a lot of other teams that say the same thing also their reffs call flags when ever their players call for one not just on Pittsburgh on ALL TEAMS that go there to make sure they win just like what Brady did with the football’s they will cheat any way they can!!!

  4. DrGeorge

    September 11, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Jay has it right. According to reports, the NFL not only provides the headsets but has an employee handling radio frequencies at all stadiums (not just Foxborough). Apparently, similar problems have occurred at Heinz Field. There isn’t enough bandwidth for all the users. In short, the Steelers have no basis for a complaint.

    In addition to those missed field goals, poor tackling, a weak secondary, and the failure of our offense to convert red zone opportunities once again, we might also lament those untimely penalties. There are many reasons why we lost this game. But having said that, the defense looked better than it did in preseason. If the offense can get itself on track to put up 30 points a game, the defense may be capable, with practice and player development, to hold opponents to 29 or less. I’m actually more hopeful now than I was before the game.

  5. DaveB

    September 11, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    The defense or lack there of caused the Steelers to lose this game . To much Brady and to much Gronkowski . The Steelers corners looked like they had no clue who was covering who . Our lack of talent is what lost the game . It had nothing whatsoever to do with headsets .

  6. Mario

    September 11, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    This is a non issue and nothing but an excuse by Tomlin to put the blame everywhere but on him! Tomlin is a joke, but will not be fired because Rooney’s stupid Rule is in the NFL! Sad this team is soooo
    messed up!

  7. Diana Mallas

    September 12, 2015 at 2:41 am

    I am so sick of the Patriotes getting away with cheating. They need kicked out of the NFL

  8. April Kerchner

    September 12, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I totally agree with Diana mallas they should be kicked out of the nfl if it was us we would be in a lot of trouble!! I will always be a steeler fan win or lose!!!

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