Pittsburgh Steelers Sending Mixed Signals on Standards

April 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers organization and fans like to think that they are a step above the rest in the National Football League. Better players, better fans, better character—the Steelers are held to a higher standard.
From the ownership on down, Pittsburgh prides itself on running things the “Steelers Way.” 
The team has had much success this way, winning six Super Bowls, the most in league history.
But as good as the “Steelers Way” sounds, it is not necessarily true.
Pittsburgh does not always avoid taking risks on players with questionable character. After all, they did draft Santonio Holmes.
They do not outright cut those who get in trouble with the law—James Harrison—and they do not remove players who got in trouble while in college from their draft boards. Marvel Smith, anyone?
Now, the team is at a crossroad. They have to make cruci...

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