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Steelers dispute Redman’s concussion claim

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The bad news is that the Steelers have another problem.  The good news is that it’s not directly related to their crappy performance this season.

Running back Isaas Redman claims he suffered a concussion against the Bengals in Week Two.  Redman asserts that he managed to persuade the doctors that he was fine, and he thereafter returned to the game, played, practiced throughout the week, and played on Sunday against the Bears.

The Steelers disagree.

“Isaac was taken out of the game, and we announced that he was being evaluated for a concussion,” the team said in a statement released to PFT.  “He was then taken through the proper protocol by our medical staff and it was deemed he was cleared to return to action after multiple examinations.  He then re-entered the game and saw action shortly thereafter and throughout the rest of the game.”

In other words, the Steelers say Redman is telling something other than the truth.

The next step will be for someone in the Pittsburgh media to get Redman’s reaction to the Steelers’ reaction.  Since NFLPA records show that Redman has no agent, any further words on the subject likely will come from him.

If coach Mike Tomlin were offering any further words to Redman, they likely would be these:  Tread lightly.

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50 Responses to “Steelers dispute Redman’s concussion claim”
  1. Stiller43 says: Sep 26, 2013 12:22 PM

    Cut redman. He sucks anyway and for him to come out with this crap is inexcusable.

  2. breakingb says: Sep 26, 2013 12:28 PM

    Mike Tomlin is the one who knocks.

  3. zonex74 says: Sep 26, 2013 12:40 PM

    Redman was already on his way out the door, this may be the final nail in the coffin.

  4. stoogy says: Sep 26, 2013 12:46 PM

    Doctors need to be hired by the LG so they are not easily persuaded

  5. cometkazie says: Sep 26, 2013 12:46 PM

    Some times availability of information serves no useful purpose.

  6. contract says: Sep 26, 2013 12:57 PM

    Redman is mistaken. He only had “concussion-like symptoms”.

  7. heyguru1969 says: Sep 26, 2013 1:00 PM

    Dear Isaac: If you were looking for a way to boost your standing on the depth chart, this probably isn’t it.

  8. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 26, 2013 1:03 PM

    No one will believe it anyway – have you seen how the bengals hit?

  9. doe22us says: Sep 26, 2013 1:03 PM

    Redman will be rapping on the streets pretty soon on how he got cut.

  10. justsomerandomguy24 says: Sep 26, 2013 1:12 PM

    Ummm… why is everyone mad at Redman for saying what happened? You think players don’t try to trick those tests all the time? And when they do, do you just not want to hear about it?

  11. whodey420 says: Sep 26, 2013 1:20 PM

    Maybe he realizes his days are numbered in Pittsburgh and is trying to up his injury settlement or something? Or would that even be a factor? Not sure how that works during the season.

  12. humbleminded85 says: Sep 26, 2013 1:21 PM

    breakingb says: Sep 26, 2013 12:28 PM

    Mike Tomlin is the one who knocks.
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    LOL So what your saying is Redman better tread lightly huh?

  13. Kaz says: Sep 26, 2013 1:25 PM

    I wonder if they can see their rings in the dark moist lonely basement? If so maybe they can use one to carve “Steelers were here 09/26/2013″ in the wall.

  14. bigbensboyfriend says: Sep 26, 2013 1:27 PM

    The Bengals do hit hard. They won, right?

  15. Deb says: Sep 26, 2013 1:36 PM

    So many familiar usernames on this thread–hey, guys!

    Unfortunately, for me Redman’s comments just seem like another example of the overall lack of discipline on this team. All players should know by now to tread lightly when it comes to discussing injuries with the media unless they’re prepared to set off a firestorm of controversy.

  16. packerbackernj says: Sep 26, 2013 1:36 PM

    Mike Tomlin, the most over rated coach in the NFL. He took a powerhouse team, built by Cowher, inherited a Hall of Fame defensive coordinator who covered for Tomlin’s inept offense, and tanked the team to the bowels of the NFL in just about 6 years.

  17. roxtar10 says: Sep 26, 2013 1:38 PM

    First long run by Bell this weekend (and I mean long in Steeler’s 2013 terms: 5+ yards) and Redman will be collecting his unemployment check.

  18. skinsrock says: Sep 26, 2013 1:41 PM

    These players need to stop feeding the vultures & keep their stuff in-house. Concussions have become a serious topic & the league just paid $700+ million to settle the claims… Players should go to their team reps/doctors if there is a problem with their treatment.

  19. ringheadcrusher says: Sep 26, 2013 1:49 PM

    He should’ve claimed he suffered a concussion in week 1. That would’ve given him an excuse for his crap play through the first 3 games.

  20. fancyleague says: Sep 26, 2013 1:57 PM

    Witness the raging dumpster fire that is the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers.

    At least we have the Pirates.

  21. koenig61 says: Sep 26, 2013 2:08 PM

    I think perhaps redman sees the writing on the wall, and that if bell does play well, redman is most likely to get cut. While Dwyer hasn’t been gang busters running, he had several key blocks in that bears game, and with the tight ends injured, Pgh needs a good blocking back. Having Heath back helps, but I think the steelers would rather use Heath more in the passing game than as a blocker. I have a feeling Felix jones will stay if he can learn not to fumble. But in jones defense he too a big hit from his blind side, that jarred the ball loose. I don’t like when players take stuff outside the locker room and bring it to the press. The press is always itching for a story, and redman just gave the press a story.

  22. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 26, 2013 2:12 PM

    Or in another words, one of us is going to come out of this with egg on their face, either it’s you and you take the heat for bragging about a made up story to make yourself look cool, or it’s us for breaking the rules. Somebody needs to burn for this statement. So is Redman a liar or a truth-teller, which is it?

  23. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Sep 26, 2013 2:12 PM

    @crown

    Are you sure you want to put it out there that your boys only managed 44 yds rushing against a team that can’t hit?

  24. steelerfanjo says: Sep 26, 2013 2:32 PM

    The person with a concussion is Todd Haley, because he has no brain working at all. He is 100% idiot.

  25. breakingb says: Sep 26, 2013 2:33 PM

    @ humbleminded85

    You’re god damn right.

  26. thinkarez says: Sep 26, 2013 2:39 PM

    who dey! glad the Bengals are the class of the AFC north!!

  27. wikidpissah says: Sep 26, 2013 2:52 PM

    Think about it. Isn’t the ability to trick the test proof that he didn’t have a concussion?

  28. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 26, 2013 3:07 PM

    A long history of the Steelers “caring for” their players.

    Pump him full of ______________ (fill in the blank) and send him back out there.

    It’s unlikely he’ll suffer severe health issues until after he’s retired.

  29. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 26, 2013 3:09 PM

    contract says: Sep 26, 2013 12:57 PM

    Redman is mistaken. He only had “concussion-like symptoms
    ====================

    It’s difficult to separate the two while fighting a concussion.

  30. fifel1144 says: Sep 26, 2013 3:11 PM

    Kaz says: Sep 26, 2013 1:25 PM

    I wonder if they can see their rings in the dark moist lonely basement? If so maybe they can use one to carve “Steelers were here 09/26/2013″ in the wall.

    Only if the Browns and Bengals left enough room on the walls.

  31. gpry says: Sep 26, 2013 3:14 PM

    True colors are shown when the ship is sinking!

  32. mogogo1 says: Sep 26, 2013 3:14 PM

    Good way to burn all the bridges at one time. Well done, Redman.

  33. wearethesteelers says: Sep 26, 2013 3:20 PM

    You’re God damn right.

  34. humbleminded85 says: Sep 26, 2013 3:25 PM

    @ Breakingbd I never knew there was such thing as a good troll lol Keep them Breaking Bad references coming my friend. Good stuff :)

  35. wearethesteelers says: Sep 26, 2013 3:43 PM

    thinkarez says:
    Sep 26, 2013 2:39 PM
    who dey! glad the Bengals are the class of the AFC north!!
    _______________________________

    LOL! 0 playoff wins in over 20 years! Ha!

  36. steelcurtainn says: Sep 26, 2013 3:47 PM

    Its a non-issue. Got better things to look forward to like a win over the vikings.

  37. Joemontanaflacco says: Sep 26, 2013 4:13 PM

    Ben v. Bell, Haley v. Ben, Redman v. The Team, Woodley v. ??? The whole dang team is at war!!!

  38. butchhickory says: Sep 26, 2013 4:20 PM

    OWEN

  39. lagg1 says: Sep 26, 2013 4:53 PM

    I don’t like when players take stuff outside the locker room and bring it to the press. The press is always itching for a story, and redman just gave the press a story.- says koenig61

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    I couldn’t agree with you more. Redman is leveraging his injury- imagine that!

  40. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 26, 2013 5:03 PM

    “Ben v. Bell, Haley v. Ben, Redman v. The Team, Woodley v. ??? The whole dang team is at war!!!”
    —————————————————-
    Maybe they should organize a team-building activity then. Ravens have a bus they could rent the Steelers, right?

  41. pongonfl says: Sep 26, 2013 5:37 PM

    I wonder if they will get another Arizona head coach as their offensive coordinator?

  42. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 26, 2013 5:47 PM

    realitycheckbaby | Sep 26, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT
    A long history of the Steelers “caring for” their players.

    Pump him full of ______________ (fill in the blank) and send him back out there.

    It’s unlikely he’ll suffer severe health issues until after he’s retired.

    You mean like your boy Ray Ray? He has cause for a suit….white that is….couldn’t resist.

  43. Joemontanaflacco says: Sep 26, 2013 5:50 PM

    “Maybe they should organize a team-building activity then. Ravens have a bus they could rent the Steelers, right?”

    Here’s a team building idea. Win a game.

  44. rockinrodie says: Sep 26, 2013 6:21 PM

    CYA…..what else can they say?

  45. 1mommicked1 says: Sep 26, 2013 6:43 PM

    all the steelers running backs have some excuse why they can’t play

  46. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 26, 2013 7:29 PM

    jmf, that was actually funny.

  47. approachingnormalcy says: Sep 26, 2013 7:30 PM

    @ packerbackernj
    Sep 26, 2013 1:36 PM
    Mike Tomlin, the most over rated coach in the NFL. He took a powerhouse team, built by Cowher, inherited a Hall of Fame defensive coordinator who covered for Tomlin’s inept offense, and tanked the team to the bowels of the NFL in just about 6 years.

    Not sure why there is so much hate on Tomlin. Maybe you wish he were the coach of your team. For the unimformed, Cowher was 8-8 the last year he coached. That doesn’t sound like a powerhouse team that Cowher left Tomlin.

  48. Deb says: Sep 26, 2013 7:38 PM

    pongonfl says:

    I wonder if they will get another Arizona head coach as their offensive coordinator?
    ————————————————–
    You know … we’ve sent more OCs to Arizona as head coaches than we’ve hired from Arizona to be OCs :)

  49. holeinone09 says: Sep 26, 2013 7:38 PM

    Dear Steelers, please do this die hard fan a favor and SHUT UP AND WIN A GAME. All of you, SHUT UP. Thank you.

  50. lagg1 says: Sep 26, 2013 10:11 PM

    Pittsburgh is in the situation that they are in because their drafting of players during the last five years has been below average. In addition, they have extended contracts on existing players which has leveraged their future capabilities money wise. Ben is the glue that has kept this team together. But he can go only so far. Somebody has to step up and help win a game.

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