Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown has reportedly taken another off-the-field blow. The All-Pro wideout reportedly did not show up to court today.
Brown, 30, was reportedly a no-show at court today regarding his reckless driving hearing. The case is now believed to be closed.
The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is reportedly guilty for the reckless driving charge, which carries a fine of $200.
Brown reportedly paid more than $400 in fines and other fees following the November traffic stop in Allegheny County’s Ross Township.
BREAKING: Antonio Brown guilty in absence. His attorney left court alone and did not want to provide a statementhttps://t.co/jNoRChIiOv
— Liz Kilmer (@LizKilmerWPXI) February 12, 2019
The Associated Press had more details:
Police say Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was stopped for speeding over 100 mph in his Porsche, just hours before the team’s game against the Carolina Panthers.
Ross Township police tell WPXI-TV that an officer was searching for a bank robbery suspect Thursday when a black Porsche sped by. The posted speed limit on the road was 45 mph, according to KDKA.
He was cited for reckless driving. According to Pennsylvania law, reckless driving occurs when “an individual drives their vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other people or property.” Driving 30 mph over the speed limit is automatically considered reckless driving. First-time violators may be fined up to $200 (plus a surcharge of $30).
Brown has had a tough couple of months – both on and off the field.
Many within the NFL expect the Steelers to move on from their star wide receiver this offseason.