Assistant Coach of Pittsburgh Steelers Accused of Assaulting Patriots Fan

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 24:  Tight ends coach James Daniel of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the sideline during a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 24, 2006 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Ravens defeated the Steelers 31-7. (PHOTO CREDIT: George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH – DECEMBER 24: Tight ends coach James Daniel of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the sideline during a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 24, 2006 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Ravens defeated the Steelers 31-7. (PHOTO CREDIT: George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Steelers tight ends coach James Daniel has been accused of assaulting and verbally accosting a fan on the way to the locker room just before halftime. Witnesses claim Daniel kicked a Patriots supporter in the back of the leg and yelled at him.

Police and NFL security were waiting for Daniel when he returned to the coaching booth after halftime. When he was identified by a witness and police went to speak to him about controlling his emotions, Daniel reportedly began shouting at an officer. He has been interviewed about the incident and the investigation is ongoing.

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SOURCE: Larry Brown Sports, Steve DelVecchio

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