Mike Tomlin, Reggie Nelson exchange words during postgame handshake
That didn’t appear to be a friendly “good game” exchange.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals have a heated rivalry and sometimes it overflows off the playing field. That appeared to be the case following Pittsburgh’s win on Sunday when Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and Bengals safety Reggie Nelson exchanged words.
Cincinnati head coach Marvin Lewis eventually came over and separated the two.
Nelson was involved in a bit of a controversial play when his low hit knocked Le’Veon Bell out of the lineup, but according to Tomlin, that hit had nothing to do with the postgame discussion. Instead, Tomlin said he had no issue on the hit and the confrontation was sparked because Nelson had heard Tomlin said bad things about him.
Tomlin on Nelson: “You have to ask him about that. He was talking about some he-said, she-said kind of a deal.” Says he respects Nelson.
— Josh Katzowitz (@joshkatzowitz) December 29, 2014
Just another day in the AFC North.