Fed-up Steelers give Dont'a Hightower an ultimatum
March 14, 2017 6:52 PM
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By Adam Bittner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Steelers have been welcoming free agents to the South Side for the past couple of days, and it seems at least a couple haven’t been impressed by the hospitality.
Linebacker Jay Elliott was the guest Monday, and he re-upped with Green Bay by the end of the night. Davon House pulled the same move Tuesday, inking a deal with the Packers before he even left Pittsburgh.
So by the time it was linebacker Dont'a Hightower’s turn to negotiate, the Steelers were not in the mood for shenanigans.
#Steelers don't want Dont'a Hightower using them. He's left HQ, but he's been told if he gets on plane w/out signing, that offer is gone.
Stone cold, though no one should be surprised it’s come to this. The Steelers don’t usually like to splash in the free agency pool to begin with. One imagines they definitely don’t like bringing players in for serious negotiations only to be used as leverage.
Hightower left the facility without a contract, so things don’t look promising on that front. But hey, maybe he’s sitting in the parking lot at the airport still mulling things over.
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