Todd Haley is addressing the elephant in the room.
While speaking with reporters Thursday, the Steelers offensive coordinator took the time to briefly discuss his off-field incident that occurred on New Year’s Eve following the team’s Week 17 win over the Browns.
“A few nights ago, unfortunately, I was in in a situation,” Haley said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “The situation, though not of my doing, has been made clear to me by the Steelers that it is a non-issue to both the team and the Steelers organization. My sole focus is on preparing for next week’s playoff game, so it won’t be addressed further.”
“That being said, I’m really excited about the opportunity these playoffs bring to out players, coaches and the entire Steelers organization.”
Haley’s wife, Christine, was reportedly involved in a “minor scuffle” at the Tequila Cowboy Bar & Grill near Heinz Field. Police say the Haley’s were escorted out of the establishment, and the coach was apparently shoved after leaving, resulting in a fall that caused a hip injury.
Haley, 50, has served as the Steelers’ offensive coordinator since 2012.
The Steelers are the No. 2 seed in the AFC and will host the Jaguars, Titans or Chiefs at 1:05 p.m. ET next Sunday after earning a first-round playoff bye.
They will face the Jaguars if Jacksonville beats the Bills in the wild-card round this week. If Buffalo survives, Pittsburgh will host the Titans or Chiefs.