Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley reacts on the sidelines against the Tennessee Titans during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Tennessee Titans won 16-9. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

If Inept Offense Wasn't Enough, Pittsburgh Steelers OC Todd Haley In Legal Trouble... Again

Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Todd Haley’s offense has been struggling for the last 20 games since he joined the coaching staff as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Turns out Haley struggles paying his bills too.  In a report by local news station WPXI 11, a man by the name of Nick Fiscante filed a civil lawsuit against the Haley’s for not paying him money owed for watching their dogs.  The total of the bill left unpaid – $10,090.  That’s some expensive puppies.

When Haley moved to Pittsburgh from Kansas City, he lived in a hotel for a while with his family.  I guess the upscale he was in did not allow pets – guess he should have stayed at an Extended Stay America.  Apparently, Mr. Fiscante watched the Haley’s four dogs while the Haley’s stayed at the hotel, but was never paid in full for watching the dogs.  Todd Haley’s wife alleges that Fiscante’s place of residency was filthy and that Fiscante did not have a boarding license.  She also contested that there was no signed contract – therefore they didn’t need to pay.  Two of the dogs came back aggressive and they needed to get rid of them because they were attacking neighborhood dogs – the WPXI 11 report did not mention if there is any police reports or records of these dog attacks.  Oh by the way – this was after the Haley’s failed to show up for court over the matter – classy.

This is the second incident for the Haley’s.  The other situation involves a home builder who says the Haley’s backed out of a $1 million house deal and stole appliances and other items from the home (also reported by WPXI).  The Haley’s contest that the contractor somehow owes them $62,000.

Much like how he manages his offense, Todd Haley has a difficult time managing his business deals…. or really just knowing how to be a general consumer in a capitalistic society.  It’s laughable, and I can’t help but feel bad for the dog watcher and the contractor having to get wrapped up with this knuckle head.  The Steelers organization has refrained from commenting on the situations.  And, I doubt the ever will.  And, I doubt they will ever do anything about it internally.  An organization that use to define their ‘Way’ as being one of having upstanding players and coaches has quickly become one of double standards as long as it fits the team’s needs.  If someone like Alameda Ta’amu, a rookie defensive linemen who was charged with federal crimes during his police chase through the South Side, can get into the trouble that he did and still be invited back to training camp the following season, then what makes anyone think that the Rooney’s will do anything about Haley and his minimum security prison like offenses.

Laughable.  Just like this offense when it’s on the field.


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