Antonio Brown found guilty in reckless driving case
Antonio Brown has had a number of issues off the field over the past year, and one of them was when he was cited for driving in excess of 100 mph back in November. The star wide receiver has now admitted guilt in that incident, at least in the eyes of the court.
WPXI reports that Brown did not show up to his trial related to the speeding citation on Tuesday, and he was found guilty. His attorney left the courtroom without providing a statement.
Brown was cited for reckless driving, which carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail, a $200 fine and a six-month license suspension. Police were on the lookout for a suspect of a possible bank robbery nearby in Ross Township, Penn., when they saw Brown speed by in his black Porsche. The posted speed limit on the road was 45 mph, so he was traveling more than twice that. According to court documents obtained by Greg Pickel of PennLive.com, Brown has already paid more than $400 in fines.
The Steelers are openly fielding trade offers for Brown after he went AWOL on the team during the final week of the season, and the speeding incident was not the only off-field issue he had. He was also accused of nearly killing a toddler in a reckless fit of rage at his apartment complex over the offseason. More recently, Brown had to defend himself against allegations that he assaulted the mother of one of his children.