Steelers’ Antonio Brown found guilty of reckless driving


PITTSBURGH — Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was found guilty of reckless driving after failing to show up for his trial Tuesday, according to multiple Pittsburgh-area reports.

Police cited Brown Nov. 8 for allegedly driving a black Porsche more than 100 miles per hour through Ross Township, Pa. Officers were looking for a possible suspect from a bank robbery when they located Brown.

Brown’s attorney declined comment after the trial, according to WPXI. Reckless driving convictions in Pennsylvania can result in fines, a suspended license and up to 90 days in jail.

That evening, Brown scored a touchdown in a 52-21 win over the Carolina Panthers. He declined comment when approached after that game, and on his way out of the locker room, he told teammates reporters couldn’t catch him.

Brown has faced multiple legal cases in South Florida, where he was born and raised. Last month, Brown allegedly pushed the mother of his daughter to the ground after she refused to leave his property over reimbursement for the daughter’s hair appointment, according to a Hollywood (Fla.) police report. The mother did not want to press charges, and Brown is seeking custody of his daughter, family attorney Jaclyn Soroka told ESPN. Legal attorney Darren Heitner called the allegations “baseless and false.” The NFL and the Steelers are investigating the matter.

In October, Brown faced two lawsuits from an April incident during which Brown allegedly yelled at security and threw items off an apartment balcony, according to documents obtained by ESPN. Both cases are in the process of being resolved.

The Steelers are considering trading Brown after he failed to show for a Saturday walkthrough in Week 17.

Source : ESPN