Bengals, Steelers Reportedly Issued Warning by NFL Before 2016 AFC Wild Card

January 6, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers are among football's most bitter rivals, but the NFL is reportedly taking steps to prevent any extracurricular activity between them.
According to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, a source said the NFL warned both teams against mixing it up prior to their AFC Wild Card clash Saturday night, although the league declined to comment. "NFL [executive] Troy Vincent sent short video yesterday to all playoff teams reminding on importance of sportsmanship and respect for the game," Freeman also noted.
Before the teams' Week 14 meeting, players had to be separated as they engaged in an on-field scuffle, and the NFL likely has no interest in something similar happening on a far bigger stage.
The issues between the Steelers and Bengals this season actually go far deeper than the Week 14 incident. In fact, they started in Week 8 when Steelers superstar running back Le'Veon Bell was lost for the year with a knee injury.
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