Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown owns a Porsche 911 GT3, and sometimes he drives very fast in it. The star NFL player was pulled over for speeding after Pennsylvania police clocked his Porsche at 100 mph mere hours before the Steelers' Thursday night home game against the Carolina Panthers, reports WPXI News.
Ross Township police stopped Brown without incident after he was spotted doubling the speed limit on McKnight Road, a multi-lane central artery running through the middle of the north Pittsburgh suburb. Footage from a security camera shows the black Porsche whiz down the road in the left lane, and witnesses captured more video of Brown's car on the side of the road as officers in a Ford Explorer Intercepter processed the infraction.
#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 drivinghttps://t.co/7b1kEn9QFn pic.twitter.com/70eeUzffqP— Aaron Martin (@WPXIAaronMartin) November 8, 2018
Brown was reportedly cited for reckless driving, which can lead to a six-month license suspension and a small fine in Pennsylvania, according to CBS Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers released a statement saying that they're aware of the incident, but won't be commenting any further at this time. It's not clear whether this impacts his status tonight. Expect more once the game wraps up.
KDKA-TV EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Pittsburgh #Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown being pulled over and cited for reckless driving for allegedly going 100+ mph in a 45 mph on McKnight Road outside of #Pittsburgh. Details: https://t.co/ghNnWjdZc4 pic.twitter.com/2BIZwsr59e— KDKA (@KDKA) November 8, 2018
He isn't the first Steelers player to get in trouble behind the wheel in recent years. Running back Le'Veon Bell was pulled over for suspicion of DUI on that very same stretch of road four years ago, and was later charged with marijuana possession. Bell ended up getting probation and a two-game suspension from the NFL head office. The Ross town commissioner referenced the incident in a pointed tweet on Thursday afternoon:
Dear @steelers, Please remind your players that when traveling on McKnight Road in @TownshipOfRoss they should leave the weed at home and avoid speeds in excess of 100 MPH. cc: @CoachTomlin @AB84 @LeVeonBell #HereweGo #BeatCarolina— Commissioner Steve Korbel (@SteveKorbel) November 8, 2018
Brown appears to be a fan of Porsche, previously posting videos of the his-and-her 911 set he shares with his girlfriend. Should Brown lose his license, he'll also miss out on driving one of his several Rolls-Royces.