UPDATED 2/12/19 10:55 a.m. ET: According to local CBS affiliate WPXI, Antonio Brown has been found guilty in his speeding case simply because he didn't show up to court.
Brown's attorney appeared in the courtroom alone with no official statement from the NFL star. This led to the judge ruling in favor of the city of Pittsburgh.
See original story published on 11/8/19 below.
The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to be the most exciting reality show in all of sports. The latest development out of the team that manages to muster drama out of all of its players, regardless of whether or not they plan on taking the field, comes from Antonio Brown. The wide receiver was recently cited for reckless driving, allegedly driving at speeds in excess of 100 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Pittsburgh's CBS affiliate reports that Brown was pulled by police who were responding to a nearby bank robbery. While on their way to the scene, they spotted Brown in a Porsche, driving at dangerous speeds.
Brown is currently wrapped up in a lawsuit for allegedly throwing furniture off the balcony of his apartment complex and nearly striking a toddler. Ophir Sternberg claims that Brown acted "without regard for human life" and threw furniture out of his apartment 14 stories up.
Outside of Brown, the team continues to deal with one of its stars refusing to play for the team because of their attempts to avoid paying him what he believes is a fair rate. Running back Le'Veon Bell is the subject of seemingly daily trade rumors as he continues his holdout. After recently being spotted working out in Pittsburgh, the absent back sent out a series of upside-down tweets telling folks to mind their own business.
"Just about everybody has an opinion on my life and worried about what I’m doing… don’t judge me off my decisions because maybe this isn’t what you’d do… but most people don’t take the time to just simply read between the lines… and that’s clearly on them… I’m not apologizing for what I believe is right for myself, family, and the rest of my peers, period… also if you’re really finding the time to figure out what I’m saying, you’ve proved by point,” he wrote.
All of this off-the-field trouble has managed to overshadow the fact that the Steelers are having a pretty good year. They are currently in sole possession of first place in the AFC North.