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Tomlin: Steelers done with Headsetgate

Mike Tomlin

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks to reporters during the news conference after the NFL wildcard playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Pittsburgh. The Ravens won 30-17. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters Tuesday that he was satisfied with the explanation he’s received from the NFL in regard to his team’s headset problems during last Thursday night’s opener vs. the Patriots in Gillette Stadium.

That’s it for us,” Tomlin said.

So, Headsetgate is now dead. Or at least dormant.

Tomlin was anything but ready to move on in his press conference after the game, when he said headset problems always happen when the Steelers play in New England. A postgame article on the Steelers’ website said the headset communication problems would stop and start repeatedly, always stopping when a league official came down to the sideline to address the matter.

In a statement released the day after the game, the Steelers said “we have provided information to NFL representatives regarding issues that occurred Thursday night at Gillette Stadium with our coach-to-coach headset communications system. The problem was addressed during the game and we did not have further problems in the second half. We did not file a formal complaint, nor do we plan to do so.”

The NFL promised a thorough review of the matter, and Tomlin is apparently OK what what the league found.