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Reed continues to embarrass the Steelers organization; charged with simple assault, resisting arrest

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Jeff Reed had another run in with the law, this time at McFadden’s, a North Shore bar and restaurant near Heinz Field.
The incident happened around 9:00 p.m., Sunday night, following the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-14 win over the Cleveland Browns.
According to the Police Report via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the situation started when officers approached a man urinating outside a utlility vehicle. The man has been identified as Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth and when officers went to ticket Spaeth, Reed then exited the vehicle.
According Sgt. Tina Davidson, “The officers told him {Reed} several times to get back in the vehicle, but he did not listen. Mr. Reed then squared up with an officer by bringing his fists up.”
Officers then were forced to tackle Reed and cuff him at the scene in a parking lot outside of McFadden’s, Davidson confirmed to the Tribune-Review.
According to Pittsburgh Police, Reed was charged with simple assault and resisting arrest. He was also cited for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
The NFL has announced that they will review the situation.
This is the second incident for Reed in less than a year. He pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and harassing employees at a Sheetz in New Alexandria during the off-season.
What Reed continues to do is embarrass the Steelers organization. For those that travel with the team, they have contended for years that there have been incidents with Reed that the public never hears about.
Reed, 30, is a free agent at seasons end and the Steelers are getting to the point where they don’t want to be associated with him anymore.
The Steelers would have parted ways with him years ago but he’s a great kicker at Heinz Field which can’t be said for many kickers around the league.

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