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Daily Links: Clark, Riddick Laud Steelers; Haskins Family Settles Suit



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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Calvin Austin III returns a punt against the Buffalo Bills, Aug. 19, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

The estate of former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins reached settlements with the truck driver, truck owner and truck broker filed in connection with the April 2022 death. The case continues to proceed against the other defendants. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wrote an in-depth piece on the Haskins wrongful death civil complaint, and included the names of the defendants in the litigation, unlike the report from the Associated Press.

According to Florio, Joey Smith, Meriem Yassine, Wissal Yassine, and Karlee Peyton are accused of “drugging [Haskins] to blackmail and rob him.” Florio states that if there was any real doubt about the identity of the persons who allegedly drugged and blackmailed/robbed Haskins, they presumably would have been joined as John Doe defendants — as the DOT contractor was.

🏈 ESPN analyst and Pitt product Louis Riddick thinks Kenny Pickett put his doubters on notice with his 25-yard touchdown pass to Pat Freiermuth on Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills.

“Y’all keep thinking K Pickett can’t throw that thing down field…keep on thinking that…,” Riddick tweeted.

RELATED: Kenny Pickett, Steelers Offense Annihilate Bills Starting Defense

🏈 At halftime, Kenny Pickett was presented with the PNC Bank Joe Greene Great Performance Award, given annually to the team’s rookie of the year as voted on by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America.

🏈 Following Jaylen Warren’s 62-yard touchdown run on Saturday night, Warren Sharp of Sharp Football revealed some stats showcasing that Warren was more explosive and efficient than Najee Harris in 2022. Harris’ longest run of his career is only 37 yards.


🏈 Former Steelers free safety Ryan Clark is impressed with what he’s seen from Calvin Austin III.

“This kid is gonna be a problem!! Swiss Army knife for Danny Smith & Matt Canada!” Clark tweeted in reference to Austin’s 54-yard punt return against the Bills.

🏈 Steelers All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt was glad to be back in action.

🎂 Happy Birthday to Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky, born on August 20, 1994 in Mentor, Ohio. Also, Happy Birthday to former Steelers long snapper Kameron Canaday, born on August 20, 1993 in Eugene, Oregon.

🎥 Kenny Pickett did the Conor McGregor walk after his 25-yard touchdown pass to Pat Freiermuth.

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Pittsburgh Baseball Now: Andrew McCutchen and Mitch Keller led the Pirates to a 7-4 win over the Twins.

Pittsburgh Sports Now: Three Pitt players were chosen in an early 2024 mock draft.

West Virginia Sports Now: The WVU running backs now have experience to go along with talent.

Nittany Sports Now: Penn State has landed its first commitment in the Class of 2026.

Pittsburgh Soccer Now: The Robert Morris women’s soccer team has moved to 2-0 to start the 2023 season.

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