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.
KDKA-TV EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Pittsburgh #Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown being pulled over and cited for reckless driving for allegedly going 100+ mph in a 45 mph on McKnight Road outside of #Pittsburgh. Details: https://t.co/ghNnWjdZc4 pic.twitter.com/2BIZwsr59e— KDKA (@KDKA) November 8, 2018
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.
Law enforcement official familiar w Antonio Brown stop reached out..said Brown was very cordial and explained he was “late for a team meeting” and that’s why he was driving so fast.— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) November 8, 2018
If he was late for meeting/walkthru, wonder if Tomlin will have to hand down discipline?
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.