02-29-2012, 06:08 PM
In the days after the 2009 Super Bowl, a 27-23 Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Arizona Cardinals, the offensive coordinator for the losing team, Todd Haley, signed on to become the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs for the next four seasons. Things didn't start out well. Haley's Chiefs lost the first five games they played. Not long after the team's first win under Haley, running back Larry Johnson very publicly disparaged Haley as not being a very good coach. Johnson was suspended and eventually released, but his actions hadn't helped Haley much. What did help Haley was taking the team to its first AFC West title for the first time since 2003 the following season. That was all squandered quickly, though, before last season even got underway when Haley decided to play his starters in the final preseason game and then promptly lost tight end Tony Moeaki for the season. The team lost the first three games of the season and then miraculously won four in a row to take first place in the AFC West. Things fell apart after that and Haley was fired on Dec. 12 after compiling a 5-8 record for the season. Now Haley has one more season left on his contract and XTRA Sports 910 radio in Arizona has it that the team is refusing to pay him those dollars since he was canned for "cause." Find out before your friends. Follow Scoop du Jour on Twitter or Facebook .