Mike Tomlin bans games from Steelers' locker room

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Friday October 11th, 2013

Mike Tomlin has banned all games from the 0-4 Steelers' locker room. (Harry Engels/Getty Images) Mike Tomlin has banned all games from the 0-4 Steelers' locker room. (Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Responding to the Pittsburgh Steelers' worst start in 45 years, head coach Mike Tomlin has banned all games from the Steelers' locker room, according to The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Alan Johnson and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac. That includes billiards, ping-pong and shuffleboard.

"From his point, it was dividing the team in a way,” safety Ryan Clark said Thursday. “One sect of people couldn't do a certain thing and he just wanted everybody to be together — because we're all in the losses together. We're all in the business of fixing this problem together. He didn't want anything to divide us.”

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Several veteran Steelers told the Post-Gazette that Tomlin doesn't plan on putting games back in the locker room until the Steelers' 0-4 season gets "back on track."

The games were initially instituted in the locker room as a reward for the Steelers' Super Bowl appearances in 2008 and 2010.

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