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Nov 2018


Antonio Brown cited for reckless driving and allegedly exceeding 100 MPH when rushing to a team meeting on Thursday

Behind the Steel Curtain

The Steelers star receiver was reportedly pulled over by police on Thursday morning after he was caught speeding on McKnight Road in Pittsburgh.

When Antonio Brown arrived at training camp in a helicopter earlier in the year, many thought his mode of transport was somewhat over-the-top. However, after the Pittsburgh Steelers’ star receiver was pulled over by police and cited for reckless driving and speeding in excess of 100 mph on Thursday morning, maybe air travel is the way to go for him in the future.

According to a report from KDKA-TV, Police Officers were responding to a bank robbery at McCandless Crossing when they saw a Porsche traveling at a high speed and pulled Brown over. Allegedly seen driving over 100 mph on McKnight Road, a road with a 45 mph limit, the receiver could face a fine of $200 and potentially lose his licence for up to six months if convicted.

With the Steelers set to face the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field on Thursday night, Brown was apparently running late for a team meeting when he was stopped by the police.

While Mike Tomlin is not known for being a strong disciplinarian outside the organization, perhaps the threat of punishment for being late for a team meeting would out do the fine Brown will receive from the courts, but that is hardly an acceptable excuse for reckless driving and speeding if true.

Although the Steelers are aware of the incident, they had nothing to add when contacted by KDKA-TV.

“We are aware of the situation, but we are still gathering information. We won’t have any further comment at this time.” Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said.

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