Steelers news: Johnson, Trubisky laugh off ‘punch’ rumors, Super Bowl LVII, and more
Diontae Johnson is now at the root of some wild rumors involving punching his quarterback early in the 2022 season. Here’s the Steelers news you need to know.
What a wild way to kick off Super Bowl weekend. News around Pittsburgh has been quiet since the departure of Brian Flores to the Minnesota Vikings, but some recent rumors involving Diontae Johnson have fanned the flames and have some fans all wound up.
Super Bowl LVII should still be the biggest football news as the most anticipated football game of the year is set to take place in Arizona, but rumors have brought the attention of Steelers fans back on an alleged incident from early in the season.
On Thursday, CBS Sports analyst Greg Gionnoti reported that Diontae Johnson punched quarterback Mitch Trubisky at halftime in the locker room in Week 4 against the New York Jets. Following the game, we heard something about an altercation at halftime between these two, but it was brushed off like it wasn’t a big deal.
Johnson was quick to respond to Gionnoti’s allegations on Twitter, calling it ‘fake news.’
Trubisky later chimed in, saying that there is ‘zero truth to this.’
The players admitted that there was an argument that took place prior to Trubisky getting benched at halftime against the Jets, but it’s quite bizarre that a story of Johnson punching his quarterback would just now come out. Based on what the players said at the time, there doesn’t seem to be a shred of truth to this rumor.
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In actual Steelers news, T.J., Watt was at Radio Row prior to Super Bowl LVII where he caught up with Peter King to talk football. Watt was asked about rookies Kenny Pickett and George Pickens, and the 2021 Defensive Player of the Year couldn’t say enough kind words about both of these young teammates.
Watt exclaimed that he doesn’t know if Pickens ‘really understands how good he is,’ — pointing to the dominance he saw from the rookie even at practice. Watt also talked about how confident he was in Pickett at times with his ability to lead this team. T.J. pointed to Pickett’s come-back win against the Ravens and expressed the faith he has in Pittsburgh’s young quarterback. You can watch the full interview with Peter King on YouTube.
Of course, the biggest news of the week is that we can start counting the hours down until Super Bowl LVII kicks off. The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will meet in Arizona for the biggest game of the year and the winner will hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Super Bowl LVII will be aired nationally on FOX. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and pre-game coverage starts at 11:00 a.m. on FOX.