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AFC North: Todd Haley accused of trashing luxury house


May 3, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley instructs players during Steelers rookie mincamp and orientation at the UPMC Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a difficult year for Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, as his offense has been among the league’s worst through the first quarter of the NFL season. The first two games saw them score just 19 points, and dissension among the players began, highlighted by a verbal confrontation between Haley and receiver Antonio Brown during the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Now, Haley is facing trouble off the field, as a home builder has filed a civil lawsuit against Haley, accusing him of backing out of a million-dollar house deal, and then trashing the home:

"The 46-page lawsuit, which can be read in its entirety below, was filed in August by builder Williamson and Jefferson. It accuses Todd and Chrissy Haley of reneging on a written agreement to purchase a $1.4 million home they rented last August within 45 days after closing on the sale of a home they owned in Mission Hills, Kan., which is where they lived when Haley was the head coach of the Chiefs.The lease called for the Haleys to rent the suburban Pittsburgh house for 12 months, as is standard, for $6,000 a month. But according to the suit, the Haleys never disclosed to the builder that they sold the Kansas home in March, as required by their purchase agreement. Rather, in June, they requested an extension on their Pittsburgh-area lease, “ostensibly to take advantage of their luxurious accommodations in Upper St. Clair without actually having to purchase the property.”"

It’s probably safe to assume Haley won’t be back in Pittsburgh next year, though everyone else in the AFC North would certainly like him to be.

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