For far too long, defensive tackles, quarterbacks and Leonard Little have had to shoulder the load of the NFL’s arrest rate, while kickers sit back in their temporary housing units and live like Kings with no criminal records… until now.
After nailing a few extra points and two easy field goals against the Cleveland Browns yesterday, Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Jeff Reed decided celebrate at a local bar with enough alcohol to get an actual, non-kicking NFL player mildly buzzed. (In stark contrast to the NFL Kickers Union’s rules about drinking alone in shame.)
However, in the midst of partying with people secretly hoping that Ben Roethlisberger would show up, Reed got a little out of hand at 9:00 p.m. (like a freshman girl at her first dorm party), and was charged with Public Intoxication and Drunken Disorderly by the local police.
Reed, also known as the bad boy of the NFL kicker’s world, was arrested earlier this year for destroying a paper towel dispenser in a convenience store – like a champ!
Following last night's citations, Reed paid the $543 in fines and was not held in jail, though he will likely have to appear in court later this year after receiving a standard issued “So you’re going to jail” gift basket from the NFL Players Association.
Good Luck, Jeff.
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