The NFL has released a statement on—cringe—"Headsetgate":
“The coaches’ communications equipment, including the headsets, is provided by the NFL for both clubs use on game day. The home team is responsible for the installation and maintenance of that equipment. Every team’s game day communications personnel are required to work with the NFL communications consultants to ensure wireless equipment is free and clear of interference and address any problems. Technological and stadium infrastructure issues of this type happen at many stadiums around the league and whenever there are issues of this nature, we do a thorough review.”
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For most of the first half of tonight's NFL season opener in Foxboro, the Pittsburgh Steelers were dealing with faulty headsets. During the postgame press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters:
"We were listening to the Patriots radio broadcast for the majority of the first half...on our headsets."
Mike Tomlin PISSED about Steelers headsets going out. This is good. pic.twitter.com/VgYrJt0pBx— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) September 11, 2015
Prior to that statement, he stated that this type of thing is "always the case" when playing New England on the road. And when one reporter tried to get him to clarify, Tomlin snapped back saying, "I said what I said."
This was also posted on the Steelers' website last night, though it's unclear whether or not the team approved of it:
The New England Patriots continue to walk the fine line between cheating and gamesmanship.
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