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Chris Rainey’s girlfriend denies that she was assaulted

The girlfriend of former (eventually) Steelers running back Chris Rainey says that Rainey didn’t assault her, and that the charges against him should be dropped. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Rainey’s lawyer read an email from the woman during a Friday bond hearing. Rainey’s girlfriend claims that witnesses who saw R…

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Roethlisberger denies there’s a rift with Haley

Even though he was using Bruce Arians’ language in a no-huddle drive, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said there’s no rift between him and new offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Roethlisberger used signals to his receivers that were standard when Arians was offensive coordinator, and have since been added to Haley’s playbook. But he di…

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GM Kevin Colbert Denies Rooney II Role Change

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Lost in other news that Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert talked about in an interview Monday was his take on the perceived new role of team president Art Rooney II according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Many have called Rooney meddlesome after he did not renew the contract of offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, apparently against at least the initial wishes of coach Mike Tomlin.

Colbert was asked pointedly if Rooney has taken a more activist role in football decisions recently.

“Art Rooney obviously is the owner of the team and the president of the team,” Colbert said. “Of course he’s going to be in the loop on every decision as any chief operating officer would be of any corporation. I think to say he is meddlesome or dictating every decision I think is very inaccurate.

“A lot of decisions are made around here with a collective effort and, in our end, when we’re talking about players, it’s a collective effort between myself, coach Tomlin and Art, and that’s the way we do business. It hasn’t changed a bit since I’ve been here in 12 years. Of course, Mr. Rooney went from president to chairman, but the philosophy and operating procedures have not changed one bit.”

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On the Steelers: Colbert denies Rooney II role change

Lost in other news that Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert talked about in an interview Monday was his take on Art Rooney II.

Source: post-gazette.com – Steelers/NFL

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Roethlisberger Denies Taking any Painkilling Injection For His Ankle

Ben Roethlisberger said he didn’t take any painkilling injections before playing through a high-ankle sprain in a 20-3 loss to the 49ers on Monday night according to Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

“We heard that (ESPN analyst) Steve Young and those guys say that before pre-game, ‘Oh, he’ll go shoot it up.’ No we don’t do that,” Roethlisberger said. “They would never put me out there and endanger me or anybody on this team. There was no injection there was two Tylenols and two Advil.”

That Roethlisberger took anything stronger for the pain caused by he injury to hs left ankle was a source of contention in a quiet Steelers’ locker room. As he wrapped Roethlisberger’s foot before the veteran quarterback talked to reporters, Steelers head trainer John Norwig said angrily, “He played without a needle.”

Said Roethlisberger, “I just think it’s silly that they assume that’s what you’ve got to do. Obviously we could have done that and it would have helped a lot but that’s kind of crazy to take that chance because you can further injure yourself.”

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