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Antonio Brown found guilty of reckless driving after failing to show at court appearance

The Steelers star receiver missed a court date on Tuesday morning to answer a charge of reckless driving.

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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.

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.

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.