Much of the fallout from the New England Patriots' 28-21 season-opening win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last night has centered around yet more accusations of cheating from the Super Bowl champs.
But, as the debate about headset radio communication continues, ESPN's NFL guru Adam Schefter has reported on an incident from Thursday's action that now has the Steelers under the microscope.
According to Schefter, Pittsburgh's tight ends coach James Daniel is currently under investigation by NFL security for assaulting a Patriots fan at Gilette Stadium.
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Schefter, citing league sources, alleges that Daniels was seen my multiple witnesses "kicking a Patriots fan in the back of his leg and yelling at the fan in front of witnesses."
Both incidents appear to have been separate, having occurred before and after Daniels was in the Steelers locker room for half time.
Having attempted to make his way back to his position in the Pittsburgh coaches booth for the beginning of the second half, Daniels was met by members of NFL security and the police whom he reportedly began shouting at.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have confirmed that they are aware of the situation and are conducting their own investigation.
Today's revelation only serves to cap what was a tough night for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Looking to get their 2015 NFL season of to a good start, Mike Tomlin's team struggled on the field as their secondary proved powerless to stop the Patriots, in particular Messrs Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.
Meanwhile, off the field, as well as this allegation of assault, the Steelers had to deal with disruption to their headset communication system throughout the first half.
Steelers fans: How do your team improve from here? And Patriots; can your team defy the critics in 2015? Have your say in the comments below...
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