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A spokesman for Hines Ward says an alleged extortion attempt against the retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is ''the act of a desperate individual trying to get money from a celebrity.''
Ward spokesman Andrew Ree says Ward is traveling and unavailable for comment. But he says Ward didn't even know about any extortion attempt until Thursday and ''played no part in anything.''
A man claiming his girlfriend once had a ''physical relationship'' with Ward is in custody on charges he tried to extort $15,000 by threatening to release evidence Ward had paid for sex.
Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Van Auker, of Pittsburgh, was awaiting arraignment Friday on two felony counts of attempted extortion.
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One of the biggest questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers this week as they prepare for their AFC North battle against the Cincinnati Bengals, is who exactly will be available. Injury wise, the battered Steelers are in rough shape. The team has already announced they will be without at least two starters for the Sunday Night tilt, as safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and offensive tackle...
In case you missed it this morning, the Today Show had a segment on Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Chris Rainey that focused in on his path to the NFL. Many fans are well aware of the story already, but if you are not, this piece will catch you up real quick.
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A man who claims his girlfriend once had a ''physical relationship'' with retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was in custody Friday on charges he tried to extort $15,000 from the player by threatening to release evidence the player had paid for sex.
Joshua Van Auker, 26, of Pittsburgh, was awaiting arraignment on two felony counts of attempted extortion...
Just when the Pittsburgh Steelers finally received some good news along the injury front, the team received a scare when their franchise quarterback had to leave practice early after rolling his ankle. To make things worse, it is the same ankle he damaged in 2011.Of course, this is Ben Roethlisberger we are talking about, and after practice even though was walking with a limp, he...
Below are the defensive player play counts and the participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 6 game against the Tenneseee Titans. We also are including down, time of play and yards gained to better help you identify the play.
Click on the image below to see the full PDF version of the participation chart.
According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers running back’s Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman didn’t practice on Friday and have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Bengals.Look for Baron Batch and Chris Rainey to get some carries.
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A doctor released from the Pittsburgh Steelers medical staff five years ago after investigators questioned his bulk purchase of anabolic steroids has been indicted for illegally prescribing the muscle-building aids.
Authorities are not listing the team or any of its players as among the recipients.
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With Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and Isaac Redman (ankle) out for Week 7, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer will get the start against the Bengals in Cincinnati on Sunday night with Baron Batch and Chris Rainey rotating in primarily on passing downs.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger exited
practice early due to an injury to his right foot. The injury isn’t expected to
keep Big Ben from playing Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, reports Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback left Thursday's practice with a right foot
injury. That's the bad news. The good news...
An inability to close out road games and a short-handed lineup have the Pittsburgh Steelers carrying a losing record this late into a season for the first time in coach Mike Tomlin's tenure.
While they'll likely still be missing some players, the Steelers would appear to have their opportunity to end their road drought Sunday night as they've won 10 of 11 in Cincinnati...