Potty mouth officials caught in Pittsburgh


The officials let out more than they intended for anyone to hear Saturday during the preseason opener at Heinz Field between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions.

The men in stripes were not happy that the replay official called for an official review of a five-yard run by Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon. It was pouring rain. The outcome didn’t matter. And apparently the officials were looking for the nearest exit.

That is because referee Jeff Triplette’s microphone clearly picked up some naughty language.

“It’s raining like this, I’ll kick his (expletive),” was heard, according to the Associated Press.

Then some more choice words that are not suitable for NFL stadium crowds, television or this here Web site were heard. Whether it was Triplette or one of his cohorts is not known. The replay official they were upset with is also not known. The official gamebook on NFL.com does not list a specific replay official for the game.

The guilty voice then said: “He's trying to get to the Super Bowl already."

Oh, by the way, the replay official made the right call to ask for a review. The call was overturned.

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