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Mike Tomlin Addresses Rumored Steelers 'Locker Room Confrontation'

Mike Tomlin

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now just one game back in the AFC North divisional race after beating Tampa Bay 20-18 in Week 6. 

While the team is preparing to take on the Miami Dolphins in Week 7, head coach Mike Tomlin felt the need to address the media today about a reported confrontation between quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and wide receiver Diontae Johnson. 

"Asked Mike Tomlin about truth of report that Diontae Johnson and Mitch Trubisky had a yelling match at halftime vs Jets that contributed to Trubisky's benching & Kenny Pickett going in," Brooke Pryor of ESPN's NFL Nation tweeted Tuesday morning.

"If it were, do you think that I would share it with you in this environment? Probably not," said Tomlin, according to Pryor.

A Pittsburgh news source "Post-Gazette Sports" first reported the alleged "confrontation" between the two Steelers Monday

Johnson and Trubisky reportedly had a heated exchange over Trubisky's lack of production during halftime of Pittsburgh's Week 4 loss to the Jets. While Tomlin didn't confirm or deny the truth of the claims, Trubisky was benched to start the second half for rookie Kenny Pickett. 

After Pickett suffered a concussion in last week's game against Tampa Bay, Trubisky came off the bench and helped propel Pittsburgh to an upset over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. 

The availability of Kenny Pickett for Pittsburgh in Week 7 against Miami is still unknown, but Tomlin has already stated that the rookie will regain starting duties if he's cleared to play.