Steelers OC Todd Haley Being Sued For Backing Out Of Home Deal And Trashing House

According to WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is being sued  by a home builder, who is accusing him of backing out of a million-dollar house deal. That’s not all, Haley is also being accused of trashing the home in question.

The station reports that investigator Rick Earle has obtained a copy of the lawsuit filed against Haley and his wife Christine and it includes photos of the trashed house.

Haley’s attorney told the station that both sides have agreed to have the dispute mediated.

The Steelers of course had no comment on the matter.

Haley cant seem to stay out of the news and an 0-4 start by the Steelers is only making matters worse. Should the Steelers lose Sunday to the New York Jets, things will only get worse for Haley.

I think Haley might just be the Allstate Mayhem guy.

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  • dennisdoubleday

    Maybe he thinks he possibly shouldn’t be spending a million on a house in Pittsburgh?

  • Dr. Doom

    Boy, that is classy.

  • TJimmy

    I could sue Todd Haley for anything, but that doesn’t mean it ever happened. Was the home vandalized? Did the builder fail on his promises? There are always 2 sides to every story.

  • JohnnyV1

    This is silly. I bet the players & coaches of the 1980’s and before are so glad they played when they did, and not since. Take our beloved Jack Lambert, who, outside of football, isn’t super friendly to be nice. But he didn’t have twitter, or morons w/ camera phones chasing him around.

    Of course I’m stating my case on this issue as I type on a sports blog….

  • Johnny Loose

    Todd Haley is getting more coverage now days than Tebow. Whats with the media following him around? I mean of all people. We’re talking about Todd Haley Real Estate. Todd Haley at the bar. Todd Haley solely responsible for Steelers’ offensive woes. Todd Haley arguing w/ Antonio Brown. Todd Haley crash lands on the moon and destroys the space shuttle while the asteroid he was supposed to take out collides with earth and ends humanity. Time will tell whether or not he’s the right OC for Pittsburgh. I’m not necessarily in his corner but I’m also not one of those fans calling for his head. Whether he turns out to be a great coach or terrible one, I think the guy is seriously misunderstood.

  • Jefferson_St_Joe

    Please sue him for having a crappy offense.

  • chris ward

    Wow things just keep on going down for Todd Haley. If the reports are true, everything reported about Haley’s character must be accurate.

  • Fritz Baughman

    Seems to me that the sellers were pissed off for Haley backing out and decided to trash the house themselves. He’s not well liked, and a high-profile target. So, the sellers figured they could get one over on the dude. If the claims really are false, Haley should sue the living shit out of them.

  • Mike.H

    I thought only frat guys and high schoolers did that… say what?~!

  • r4kolb

    Johnny you better just hope your Pirates win game 5…lol

  • Game_Time

    Who really gives a Rat’s Ass about this?

  • SteelersDepot

    You would be surprised, junior.

  • Jason

    I can’t help but feel Haley is partly if not entirely to blame for the government shutdown.

  • TrueSteelerForLife

    Wow, Bruce…..where is Bruce!!! Just kidding. But we all know, where there is smoke, there is fire. I’m tired of this guy always being in the headlines for the wrong reason. Personally i liked this hire at the time, but this is a bottom line business and the bottom line with this coach is we are not winning. And now these dumb petty stories keep following him around. Like i said, where there is smoke there is bound to be a fire

  • greeny

    How much time are you willing to give?

  • TJimmy

    Offense was good last week. Hopefully it will continue to improve

  • Shannon Stephenson

    maybe after the beginning of this season he figured he would be moving shortly.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    It is hard to know what the truth is. I hope it isn’t what the sellers say it is. If I was a owner and this is what my OC is doing in his spare time I may find a new OC. Too much negativity going on with this guy.

  • Nolrog

    And for the Karsashians too.

  • Derrick Rikki Dunson

    Say it ain’t so. Todd Haley can’t be that big of a idiot!

  • Johnny Loose

    lol, They won games 2 and 3. I don’t see why not. I’ll just repeat what Starling Marte said about winning game 5: “We have to.”

  • Johnny Loose

    I might get booed for this but in my honest opinion, you gotta let him finish the season. I think firing him and bringing in another OC mid-season just isn’t the way to go for this team. Plus I don’t want to hear the media blow it out of proportion if he were to get the chop. However, with Heath Miller back and Le’Veon Bell in the mix, added to the commitment of putting together something resembling an offensive line, I say if he cannot get this offense in gear over the next few games, Then Ben should finally be given full reign over the offense. You know, just to see.

  • Johnny Loose

    exactly what i thought when I read the headline

  • HopalongCassidy

    In defense of Todd Haley, we don’t know the whole story here. As for his coaching, it’s real hard to be successful as an OC when you have no offensive line to block. Haley didn’t draft them. The choices that Colbert and Tomlin have made are not so hot lately and why doesn’t Tomlin get more criticism for the poor overall performance of the team ? The defense has let the team down the last couple of games as well. Everyone wanted Arians gone and look what he did with the Colts ! Sorry, it isn’t just an OC problem, it’s a coaching, drafting and FO problem that put the Steelers where they are. If there is a goat here, it shouldn’t be Haley, he only calls the plays, he doesn’t execute them. That is up to the players….if they are able which doesn’t seem to be the case. Give Haley a break…and some good players !

  • Bob Graff

    Why can’t some one else misunderstand him???

  • Bob Graff

    There’s plenty of blame to go around for the poor play of the Steelers. But undoing the the biggest mistake [the hiring of Haley] is the most obvious place to start. Or are you ready to watch another draw up the middle or another bubble screen with no blocking. If that doesn’t get you fired up let’s all cheer when Sanders drops another deep ball that hits him right in the hands.Or we can all cheer for his buddy we hired as we watch that young overpowering line and that awesome zone blocking scheme.” Yes Haley is that bad ” BTW we scored those points last week because Ben was doing his own thing and working outside his box.

  • costanza2k1

    What! What’s next Ben getting sued for raping girls???

  • costanza2k1

    ^hits to the site are proof 🙂

  • Johnny Loose

    Him being misunderstood is more on a personal level as far as Todd Haley and the rap he has. That’s completely separate from his professional career, which I don’t think is being affected by the perception everyone has of him. If it turns out his personal problems are affecting his ability to run an offense, then I agree completely with you in saying “Why can’t someone else misunderstand him”. I don’t think him being misunderstood is the reason the offense is severely lacking at the moment. There’s plenty of blame to go around. Pittsburgh could easily be 4-0 right now had a few plays gone our way here and there and we would all be talking about how Haley has really come along. Bottom line, no matter what game plan you install, everyone has to execute. Execution is the single most glaring weakness in this offense at just about every position.

  • Dr. Doom

    I thought its was funny. And in a city like Pittsburgh anything involving any coach in this city s news.

  • Dan

    The house trashing, the bar napkin thing, the pissy attitude with Josh McDaniels after the KC/Den game a few years back, various run ins with other players and coaches. Any of these things by individually wouldn’t mean anything, but added together makes me think he doesn’t play well with others and maybe has some behavioral problems. Jack Lambert had behavioral problems, but he helped our team. Not so sure Haley is.

  • Bob Graff

    Johnny you have to love your dedication but right now the Steelers are a pretty solid 0-4 team. We brought in an O-C who’s offense was a total contrast to our personnel. It was and is a recipe for failure. You don’t enter a Clydesdale in the Kentucky derby. it’s a misfit just like Haley is a misfit in Pittsburgh. BTW he has no ability to run an offense.

  • SteelerFanInMD

    Maybe the builder trashed the house and accused Haley of doing it.

  • Rednecksrule

    Well said Bob!


    Haley…I can’t say that I care that much about his off the field issues, but at some point you have to recognize the smoke in the room.

    As a OC…I’m willing to cut him some slack as well, personnel wise, he’s has not had a full deck to work with. But the OL is the whipping boy here…LSH, and F. Jones have put up much better yds per carry than Redman & Dwyer behind the same OL. I’m sure P. Manning wouldn’t have 15 sacks playing behind them either.

    Tomlin/Colbert…Colbert should definitely be feeling some heat. Tomlin should as well, but PIT has a personnel problem 1st and foremost. I can’t say how much say he’s had in the drafts prior to this year.

  • Johnny Loose

    lol yes, reality is they are definitely a SOLID 0-4 team, I agree. You say we brought in an OC who’s offense was a total contrast to our personnel. I have to disagree because we got rid of Arians for that same reason. What is the Todd Haley offense you speak of exactly? Between Arizona and Kansas City, he ran two completely different offenses. He played to the strengths of his personnel. Todd Haley was supposed to play to our strengths right? Well what are those strengths? We really don’t have any right now to play to. It comes down to execution of the game plan. Through the first 6 weeks last year, Haley’s offense had Ben in the MVP convo. Haley gets no credit for that? Losing Ben proved fatal. Plus you factor in that when he DID come back, we had our supposed #1 receiver (Money Wallet) playing like Clifford Franklin from “The Replacements”. The running back by committee handed one to the browns, and not to mention our O-line was (and is) a mess. Too many fumbles at critical points in the game to go around. We got Bell in the line-up and it looks as if Heath will be full go (blocking and receiving). The front office is working to improve the line as much as possible. Todd Haley isn’t a Clydesdale, and the NFL isn’t the Kentucky Derby, you saying he has no ability to run an offense is a brash statement that I wont even argue. You have your opinion, fair enough, I have mine. Either one of us could be right, guess we’ll just have to see how it plays out.

  • Chris92021

    I am like the Steelers defense against Adrian Peterson here. I can’t defend this.

    Perhaps it would be for the best if Haley did walk away and Fichtner took over for the rest of the year. The offensive woes aren’t all on Haley but this is getting absurd.

  • Bob Graff

    I have commented on this topic before , but let’s go again.An idea offense for the Steelers would feature misdirection runs, slants down the seam, double move patterns, bootlegs , some inside shovel passes, an occasional wheel route. and some quick toss runs. These are things you just don’t see, while at the same time with Haley you can sit on your couch and call out the next play. Arains and Haley both had/have the same problem they run that stupid inside draw about 20 times a game and Haley tacks on 10 bubble screens for good measure. Sometimes i wonder if this isn’t coming the the front office.”It makes no sense at all”