PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – The Steelers dealt with news of Ray Rice head-on, having to play in Baltimore last Thursday night.
Since that time, Minnesota benched star running back Adrian Peterson for an indictment for “reckless or negligent injury to a child. The child was his 4-year-old son, who he hit with a switch.READ MORE: Guentzel Scores 3 In 2nd Period, Penguins Beat Canucks 4-1
Carolina’s Greg Hardy was also benched for domestic abuse charges.
“Negative news sells, it does,” said 13-year-pro Brett Keisel. “It’s the world we live in. That’s what’s on the face of everything, it doesn’t matter the positive things. These type of things are what people buy papers for.”
Keisel says they haven’t talked a lot about it in the Steelers’ locker room.
“There hasn’t been a lot of discussion of what is going on outside this building. We have enough issues going on in here that we need to focus on,” he said.
“I don’t pay attention to any of it, whether it’s good or bad,” Troy Polamalu said following Monday’s practice. “I’m not concerned about the image of the league. I am concerned with the image of this team and this organization. That’s what Roger Goodell and the league owners’ concern is.”