Pittsburgh PD spokeswoman says Todd Haley’s wife Christine was involved in a “minor scuffle” shortly after midnight Jan. 1. “The scuffle was quickly ended. Todd Haley was not involved nor injured.” Both Haleys were escorted out of the bar. No injuries or charges.

Per @RapSheet, Todd Haley was attacked outside the bar. Police have no information on this part of the situation.

That’s not the strange part. What’s strange is that Haley suffered the hip injury when he was shoved outside a bar near Heinz Field, according to a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, who added that police investigated the incident.

Without more details, it’s not clear how this incident will impact his candidacy. It’s also not clear how his injury will impact the Steelers’ week of preparation. 

Haley went to the playoffs during his time coaching the Chiefs, and he’s done great work with the Steelers. He was knocked in the past for being a hothead, but has managed to deal with Ben Roethlisberger without sideline incident and he’s controlled his emotions and there is no doubt he can coach football. He deserves a closer look, especially in this marketplace.

Haley, the former head coach of the Chiefs, has been the Steelers’ offensive coordinator since 2012. In each of his past four seasons, Pittsburgh has finished in the top-10 in points scored. That’s probably why Haley was expected to draw interest from teams looking to fill their head coach openings this offseason, as CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora recently wrote:

Steelers confirm that OC Todd Haley was injured in a fall Sunday night after the game. He was not at the office today. Steelers say he will rejoin the team this week

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