Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley talks with tight end David Paulson (81) during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Todd Haley says his autograph was a joke

On Wednesday, a picture of an autograph from Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley began to make the rounds on the internet. The autograph said “Go Steelers! Chiefs suck!” Haley was hired as the Chiefs head coach in 2009, but was fired in the middle of the 2011 season after the Chiefs struggled to a 5-8 start. In his three seasons as Chiefs coach, Haley had one playoff appearance and posted a record of 19-26.

“It was no disrespect to the Chiefs,” Haley told Scott Brown of Thursday. “I wrote what I did in jest. I’ve never at any time said anything negative about the team that gave me a chance to be a head coach. It was between myself and the [fan], and we laughed. That was it. There was no other incident.”

Haley, who was the offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals in 2007 and 2008, was hired by the Steelers in February of 2012.

“I wrote something about my former team that I probably shouldn’t, so there was no incident,” said Haley. “I was very surprised when I came to work this morning that it was an issue.”


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  • Lisa Mistry

    ha!… this is the usa..people will make it bigger than it really is or was.. but as a chiefs fan, I was kinda shocked he said that, cuz most of us fans liked Haley, just wasn’t a good time to take over. but, I like him and wish him well. GO CHIEFS!! :)

  • Mark Bustamante

    Haley is a jerk. Unless someone has a video of him n the “fan” laughing about the autograph I won’t believe him. LIAR

    • Jim bernard