Kordell Stewart addresses personal rumors on Steve Harvey Show

Kordell Stewart just addressed rumors that have circulated in Pittsburgh for nearly 20 years. 

As you can see in the video above, Stewart addressed those rumors this week on the Steve Harvey Show, as Pittsburgh's former quarterback discussed an obviously painful memory that began during the 1998 season. 

Unfortunately for the Steelers, the rumors coincided with a drastic decline in Stewart's production, as the man formerly known as Slash threw just 11 touchdowns against 18 interceptions as year after scoring 32 total touchdowns and guiding Pittsburgh to the AFC Championship Game. The Steelers went 7-9 that season, as Stewart was benched several times before ultimately losing his starting job heading into the 2000 season after Pittsburgh went 6-10 in 1999. 

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Stewart had a career resurgence in 2000, when he replaced an ineffective Kent Graham after the Steelers staggered out to an 0-3 start. With Stewart under center, Pittsburgh won nine of their final 13 games that included handing the eventual Super Bowl champion Ravens their final loss of the 2000 season.

The next season, Stewart enjoyed arguably his finest season, leading Pittsburgh to a 13-3 record while earning his only Pro Bowl berth. But after throwing three interceptions in that year's AFC title game and after threatening to fall to 0-3 the following season, Stewart was benched in favor of Tommy Maddox three games into the 2002 season, thus ending the Kordell Stewart era in Pittsburgh. 

After a forgettable season in Chicago, Stewart spent his final NFL season as a backup quarterback/punter for the Ravens. And while his career in Pittsburgh did not have a fairy tale ending, Stewart is still remembered by many as one of the most exciting players in franchise history, as Stewart will be in Pittsburgh this Sunday as part of the franchise's Alumni Weekend. 

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