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Report: Haley Did Write 'Chiefs Suck' On Napkin

Yesterday we told you that Deadspin had run a story involving former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley writing “Go Steelers! Chiefs Suck!!” on a napkin he was signing for a fan in a Pittsburgh area bar and now Pro Football Talk is reporting that Haley will confirm he did indeed sign the napkin.

From PFT:

Yes, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley was in a hotel bar the night before the Steelers coordinated very little offense against the Titans. Yes, the former Chiefs head coach signed a note that said, “Go STEELERS! CHIEFS SUCK!!”

Per a league source, Haley will acknowledge those basic facts, which appeared Wednesday afternoon on Deadspin, during his weekly press conference with reporters. Haley will meet with the media after Thursday’s practice.

There was another part of the Deadspin story that alleged Haley was being heckled and harassed by a drunken patron and that the former Chiefs coach responded by using a gay slur directed at the man. PFT reports that Haley will deny that part of the story.

As I mentioned yesterday, I reckon Haley was just having a little bit of fun. He is, after all, working for the Pittsburgh Steelers now. The move was probably ill-advised (it did end up on Deadspin) but it was also harmless. I think Chiefs fans have a pretty good sense of humor and can laugh about some good old fashioned trash talk.

As for the other incident, it will be interesting to see if any cell phone videos pop up after Haley’s denial. These days, especially if you are a public figure, there is always a chance someone is recording your actions.

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  • Norman Gunn

    I wonder if it was Poili who was the heckler………….

    • stephan costa

      That’s hilarious!

  • Patriot42

    Was he referring to the past years when he coached them?

  • paul pace

    Does anyone really care what Haley wrote or said?

    • KCMikeG

      Sour grapes as he brings on of the NFL’s most successful franchises to it’s knees – again.

  • toperspective

    Manufactured story. I think Deadspin has run out of thinks to report.

  • kcpauly

    He probably did write it, he was probably drunk off his ass and thought he was still the Chiefs coach, you know when we did suck….I think it’s a non-story anyway, it is pretty funny regardless
    Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bill

    I think Haley was a good coach for the Chiefs, and Pioli and Clark screwed him over. Think Clark was just believing in Pioli. Would like to know what really happened from Haley

    • Norman Gunn

      The stories I heard Poili and Haley hated each other. Apparently Haley had to fight to be the Head Coach. Poili brought in Crennel and Weis and that they didn’t have to answer to Haley but to Pioli. Haley also hated Cassel. He tried hard to bring in Hasselbeck but was denied by Pioli. That is how Palko ended up being Haley’s guy because it was the only guy he was allowed at QB (Remember Stanzi was a Pioli Iowa pick). Palko almost pulled it off against the Steelers but he didn’t and Haley was fired ten days later. My friend’s sister was a nanny for Haley’s daughters and I hear he was a really awesome guy. I was sad to see him go but it worked out because Pioli was a virus and he needed to go. How bad do you have to be to be fired as a GM after 4 seasons..

      • Bill

        I remember hearing about Haley wanting to bring in Hasselback and also wanting to draft Andy Dalton but Pioli believed in Cassel so much…for them to say that Cassel and Orton were equal was when I completely lost trust in Pioli. I was expecting someone other than Cassel being the QB the following year. Would have much rather had Orton. Really..Cassel was Pioli’s downfall and I’m glad for it. I thought with what Haley had…he sure did get the most out of those players…besides the strike year, but after the 1st month that group of turds were playing well and we saw what Crennel did with them next year…much worse. If Haley ever wrote a book…Id buy it

  • Danny W

    Dude of course Haley knows he was recorded. He’s always recorded. If not on the walls at his office in arrowhead, then at his home, at the bar, in his hat, on his tv. He also knows that if you speak in a monotone type voice the computers become confused. He also is clever enough to know not to bathe for at least a week because the smell makes the machines less weary.

    • KCMikeG

      Bahahahaha! Shhh Danny! They might be listening right now! His little paranoid flight of fantasy was as over the top as it gets.

  • KCMikeG

    Todd Haley quote “Chiefs Suck….because I was the coach!”

  • Don417

    I must have missed the news when Congress outlawed the use of “gay slurs”.

  • Don417

    Hey Patrick…check out the amazing game your man-crush Geno-bust had tonight. wow.