Steelers offensive coordinator playing defense in court
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is playing defense — in court.
Haley and wife Christine appealed a district judge's ruling that they owe an Oakdale man more than $10,000 for boarding their four dogs.
Nick Fiscante filed a complaint with Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet in August because the couple failed to pay him $10,092 for boarding the dogs at his house between March and July 2012. McGraw-Desmet ruled in Fiscante's favor last month.
“I did them a favor. We made an agreement we'd take care of them,” Fiscante told the Tribune-Review. “There's nothing else I can do for them.”
Christine Haley, representing herself, responded in court documents filed last week that Fiscante does not have a boarding license and runs “an illegal and filthy facility.”
“My two bulldogs were extremely aggressive when returned and had to be given away because they were brutally attacking neighborhood dogs,” she said.
Fiscante said a mutual friend referred the Haleys to him and the dogs stayed at his house while the couple was away. He said he doesn't have a boarding license because he doesn't operate a business.
“I don't do this for a living,” Fiscante said. “If you come into my house and tell me it's dirty, you have to take it up with my wife.”
The two sides are scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Nov. 4.
In August, a McMurray homebuilder sued the Haleys, alleging they badly damaged a $1.4 million home they rented in Upper St. Clair and skipped out on the deal to buy it.
The Haleys deny the allegations, their attorney told the Trib, and have filed claims against the homebuilder. They could not be reached.
A Steelers spokesman declined to comment on both cases.
Todd Haley, former head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, joined the Steelers in 2012. He is the son of Dick Haley, a former director of player personnel for the Steelers.
Adam Brandolph is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-391-0927 or email@example.com.
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