Tomlin, Steelers won't become political

PITTSBURGH (AP) His players unable to reach agreement on how to respond to President Donald Trump's suggestion that NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be fired, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin signed off on their decision to remain in the tunnel before kickoff last weekend in Chicago.

The Steelers, in their words, were attempting to find middle ground. Turns out, there might not be any. And if Tomlin is being honest, he's no longer interested in the search.

"You're asking us about middle ground, you're asking us about right or left," Tomlin said Tuesday . "We're a football group. That's what you guys don't understand.


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