Antonio Brown Found Guilty of Reckless Driving, Fined over $400

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2019

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown stands on the sideline before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was reportedly found guilty of reckless driving and paid over $400 in fines and fees.

Greg Pickel of Penn Live cited court documents that revealed the case's disposition was listed as "guilty" even though Brown did not appear for Tuesday's court proceeding. The reckless driving charge stems from a November traffic stop in Allegheny County’s Ross Township.

The Associated Press (h/t Penn Live) reported on the reckless driving citation in November, noting Brown was stopped going more than 100 mph on a road with a posted speed limit of 45. Pennsylvania law states anyone driving more than 30 mph over the speed limit is cited with reckless driving, which happens when "an individual drives their vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other people or property."

Aaron Martin of WPXI shared video of police pursuing Brown the day he was cited:

Aaron Martin @WPXIAaronMartin

#BREAKING: New video shows police pursuing Antonio Brown’s black Porsche on McKnight Rd this morning. He was going over 100 mph and cited for reckless driving https://t.co/7b1kEn9QFn https://t.co/70eeUzffqP

This is another headline in a series of them for Brown since he missed the final regular-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals following a dispute with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

TMZ Sports reported he was involved in a domestic dispute in January, although his attorney, Darren Heitner, called the allegations "baseless and false."

TMZ also noted the wide receiver is facing a civil lawsuit from an alleged furniture-tossing incident that occurred in April at his Florida apartment.

Brown's future with the Steelers is still up in the air, as team president Art Rooney II told Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in January, "There are a lot of factors we have to take into account on it. We'd have to sit down with Antonio and understand where he is and make sure he understands where we are. There is some work to do before we figure that out."