Antonio Brown added a court date to the list of things he has failed to show up at on Tuesday after he failed to present himself for a scheduled court appearance to face charges relating to a driving offense he committed in November.
Caught by police driving over 100 MPH on McKnight Road in a 45 MPH zone on his way to team facilities the day of the Steelers game against the Carolina Panthers, Brown had been given a trial date of February 12 at 8.30 a.m. in front of Magisterial District Judge Richard Opiela in West View, as reported by Megan Guza of the Tribune Review.
Antonio Brown didn't show up for court this morning and was found guilty of reckless driving after going over 100 mph on McKnight Road in November. https://t.co/Hzp8ezLHGP pic.twitter.com/MM6PVouTDv— WTAE-TV Pittsburgh (@WTAE) February 12, 2019
While his attorney had been under the impression Brown would be arriving at court in time for his hearing, according to Channel 11 news, his failure to appear meant the Steelers star receiver was instantly found guilty of reckless driving in his absence.
With the charge carrying a fine of $200, Brown has now paid $426.77 in fines relating to this incident, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
Antonio Brown found guilty for reckless driving after failing to show up for his court date Tuesday, according to the magistrate’s office. Brown has paid $426.77 in fines. Police cited Brown Nov. 8 for allegedly driving a black Porsche more than 100 MPH through Ross Township, Pa.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 12, 2019
Brown now has 30 days to appeal the case or the charges will stand, but given the cost of an attorney to lodge such a appeal compared to the fine, it seems likely he will let this one go. However, given his current issues with the Steelers and his desire to leave Pittsburgh, missing a court appearance and the ensuing fine is probably the least of Brown’s concerns right now.