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JEFF REED GOES BONKOS OVER AN ABSENCE OF PAPER TOWELS

Thirteen days ago, Steelers kicker Jeff Reed was preparing to win his second Super Bowl ring.
Little more than twelve hours ago, Reed was gettled saddled with two criminal counts.
All due to an absence of paper towels.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Reed “threw a tantrum” because of an empty paper towel dispenser at a convenience store.
He began yelling loudly, and used profanity.  He also banged on the dispenser, and damaged it.  Reed continued to use profanity after leaving the store.
The 29-year-old kicker eventually was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
The Steelers likely won’t take any action against Reed.  Especially if he needed the paper towels to clean up water that had been spilled during a nearby baptism.

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83 Responses to “JEFF REED GOES BONKOS OVER AN ABSENCE OF PAPER TOWELS”
  1. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Feb 14, 2009 5:00 PM

    He should have had a roll of BOUNTY in his vehicle. BOUNTY is the quicker picker upper.

  2. teddybayer says: Feb 14, 2009 5:02 PM

    Dr. Florio,
    The word is “bonkers”. There is no such word, expression, even slang that suggests the word “bonkos”. Nice try, Napoleon.
    Fortunately for all of us, you’re over 18 so at least you won’t respond, “whatever”.

  3. steeltown pride says: Feb 14, 2009 5:02 PM

    And a 200 fine later the story is dead and burried . He will go to camp and sign a long term contract . And all is well with Steelers nation . lol gotta love em .

  4. brian_21 says: Feb 14, 2009 5:08 PM

    You’d think that individuals on the Pittsburgh Steelers would be on cloud nine!

  5. Ravenmaniac says: Feb 14, 2009 5:09 PM

    Damn it!! Dont you know who I am? I need paper towels!! I just won a superbowl. I want my Mommy…..

  6. Ravenmaniac says: Feb 14, 2009 5:10 PM

    Wait…before any steeler fans say..Florio, this is a non-story….if it was a Raven it would be a story!!

  7. NonYahooHotmailAcct says: Feb 14, 2009 5:12 PM

    Just went to deadspin and here it is:
    http://deadspin.com/5153754/jeff-reed-freaks-out-on-paper-towel-machine-convenience-store-workers

  8. longdarkface says: Feb 14, 2009 5:12 PM

    I forgot that James Harrison beat his wife. Thanks for reminding me.

  9. BuckFutter says: Feb 14, 2009 5:13 PM

    Dude….dry your hands on your pants like the rest of us do….
    It’s really convenient, plus if you dribbled a little bit (or were “sprayed by the sink”) you can just rub the water all over and be like “They are out of paper towels.”

  10. empty13 says: Feb 14, 2009 5:13 PM

    janikowski… sauerbrun… vanderjagt… reed…
    kickers and punters are a breed apart…

  11. rmizzzac says: Feb 14, 2009 5:15 PM

    i cant wait to see what deadspin does with this story

  12. Chaotica says: Feb 14, 2009 5:16 PM

    The refs should have flagged him for unsportsmanlike conduct and had the Steelers kickoff from the 15.

  13. Mike Florio says: Feb 14, 2009 5:16 PM

    i e-mailed the link to daulerio right after the story was posted.

  14. dozertx says: Feb 14, 2009 5:20 PM

    well, i guess not getting arrested for drugs, shooting yourself in the foot, having too much fun in a strip club or drunk driving is a positive thing….

  15. JonD says: Feb 14, 2009 5:20 PM

    Now i understand why that Ravens player spit in his face.

  16. blinkbdj says: Feb 14, 2009 5:30 PM

    Yeah I bet the dumb fans that post here will come to the conclusion that Reed’s tamtrum screwed the Cardinals out of the Superbowl since the refs didn’t flag him for this, 2 weeks after the game.

  17. SteelerGal says: Feb 14, 2009 5:35 PM

    BuckFutter says:
    February 14th, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    Dude….dry your hands on your pants like the rest of us do….
    It’s really convenient, plus if you dribbled a little bit (or were “sprayed by the sink”) you can just rub the water all over and be like “They are out of paper towels.”
    ——————————-
    That method is only approved by Browns players….and many many staph infections later…

  18. Vox Veritas says: Feb 14, 2009 5:37 PM

    Wow, I can imagine the uproar if this had been a Cowboys player. Thanks for providing the link to Dan Rooney letting the world know what a hypocritical piece of shit he is. He shouldn’t have tried to rationalize keeping Harrison. We all know why they kept him, but it’s extra-strength stupid to try to excuse the fact that he beat the shit out of a woman that’s less than half his size.

  19. SteelerGal says: Feb 14, 2009 5:38 PM

    JonD says:
    February 14th, 2009 at 5:20 pm
    Now i understand why that Ravens player spit in his face.
    _________________________
    It was the punter Mitch Berger, and it was his mouth. Reed was the one that went after Walker like he was a towel dispenser.

  20. FumbleNuts says: Feb 14, 2009 5:41 PM

    He should have kicked that paper towel dispenser over the store and into the street. Then Big Ben could have thrown it through the window. Stay classy Steelers!

  21. The Jimmy says: Feb 14, 2009 5:41 PM

    teddybayer says:
    February 14th, 2009 at 5:02 pm
    Dr. Florio,
    The word is “bonkers”. There is no such word, expression, even slang that suggests the word “bonkos”. Nice try, Napoleon.
    Fortunately for all of us, you’re over 18 so at least you won’t respond, “whatever”.
    ___________________
    Bonko’s is a Seinfeld reference. Regis Philbin kept saying it about Kramer and his coffee table book.
    Same thing happened to me this morning as Reed. Only difference is I shook my hands and wiped them on the inside of my coat. Then I left.

  22. Patscantcheatkharmabitches says: Feb 14, 2009 5:42 PM

    That is called a tiny overreaction. Pretty funny for us but he is probably kicking himself in the nuts right now.

  23. The Jimmy says: Feb 14, 2009 5:44 PM

    The Ravens player spit in Mitch Bergers face

  24. broncos7 says: Feb 14, 2009 5:46 PM

    He was just pissed he left his Terrible Towel at home.

  25. NYJets28 says: Feb 14, 2009 5:50 PM

    ‘roid rage

  26. The Blast Furnace says: Feb 14, 2009 5:55 PM

    The ravens guy spit in the face of the punter. He’d be too scared to spit in Jeff Reeds face – Reed would go bonkos.

  27. Lavasse says: Feb 14, 2009 5:55 PM

    Cue the Family Guy Christmas Clip

  28. mrmagoo says: Feb 14, 2009 5:57 PM

    Call him a turd if you must….
    at least the offense happened in the bathroom.

  29. nflhof says: Feb 14, 2009 5:58 PM

    Imagine if he was looking for TP and there was none. He really could have got mad.

  30. Bakeroni says: Feb 14, 2009 5:59 PM

    TeddyBayer…his use of the term “Bonkos” comes from the episode of Seinfeld when Kramer appears on Regis and Kathy Lee….Regis referred to Kramer as “Bonkos”……if your an avid reader you should know Florio uses Seinfeldisms all the time…..google the word Bonkos and you would have seen it right away…..

  31. mikepp33 says: Feb 14, 2009 6:18 PM

    this dude is an idiot…he’s like a worse mike vanderjagt…i live in pitt…and he is a kicker he is always out getting hammered and taking his shirt off…and thinks hes a god

  32. Umdayo says: Feb 14, 2009 6:24 PM

    Ravenmanic has got it bad.
    But his last statement “I want my mommy!” – we will attribute that to him speaking of himself.
    It says it all…

  33. Raider Pride says: Feb 14, 2009 6:32 PM

    Mother Mary Of Jesus.
    Leave the guy alone. At least he washed his hands.
    82% of all virus’s are successful from with in 30 yards of the bathroom.
    68% of all virus’s come from out side the 40 yard mark.
    And a real good kicker, who does not wash his hands, can give you a virus about 55 yards from the bathroom.

  34. TheBigOldDog says: Feb 14, 2009 6:38 PM

    If I didn’t know better I’d say that sounds an awful lot like Roid rage. But, no way a member of the Steal-ers would be on roids. It’s not like their team Doc for 22 years bought $150K worth of testosterone or anything.

  35. BradyGazelle says: Feb 14, 2009 6:45 PM

    If he was arrested why wasn’t the days without arrest counter reset?
    More proof Florio is a Steelers lover like the rest of the media.

  36. Big Fun says: Feb 14, 2009 6:47 PM

    He didn’t have any spare “terrible towels” lying around?

  37. titans_fan says: Feb 14, 2009 6:59 PM

    Isn’t he the guy that sent a pic of his junk to some chick he had met in a bar that night? And isn’t he the guy that looked like Lance Bass’s lover at the Superbowl? Who says kickers have dull lives.

  38. BaltimoreSports says: Feb 14, 2009 6:59 PM

    hahahahaha…a douche “squeelin” over paper towels!!! Love it!!

  39. JPeezy55 says: Feb 14, 2009 6:59 PM

    Hey Florio, didn’t the Steelers bench Santonio Holmes for a game when he got caught with pot, and didn’t they cut former starter Cedrick Wilson when he got arrested.
    Are you suggesting they cut Reed over a misdemeanor? Foolio = idiot

  40. treams says: Feb 14, 2009 7:02 PM

    What, no terrible towel??

  41. tdeck39 says: Feb 14, 2009 7:02 PM

    He wasn’t arrested. He was issued citations whare no worse than speeding tickets….at least that’s what ESPN is reporting.

  42. spanky07 says: Feb 14, 2009 7:06 PM

    Dude found some X, no doubt.

  43. kevinS says: Feb 14, 2009 7:23 PM

    3 am in a Sheetz, he must have been there for the death dogs

  44. PhinInCanada says: Feb 14, 2009 7:23 PM

    Jeff Reed was awesome in Smokey and the Bandit !!!!!

  45. nuclearwarfare says: Feb 14, 2009 7:26 PM

    I wonder if it was his stupid blonde hair that gave him away as being Jeff Reed, kicker for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
    Two Super Bowl rings and he acts like that. Use a Terrible Towel. NFL players use them occasionally to wipe stuff off their shoes. I’m sure it would work to dry your hands off.

  46. Bakeroni says: Feb 14, 2009 7:51 PM

    Bonkos is from Seinfeld when Kramer appeared on Regis and Kathy Lee

  47. jaxdolfan says: Feb 14, 2009 7:54 PM

    Why would anyone pay attention to a liquored up kicker.

  48. PARavensJeff says: Feb 14, 2009 8:15 PM

    Roid rage running prevelent in Pittsburgh. Nothing will hapen to him though because he is an important part of the team

  49. doclen88 says: Feb 14, 2009 8:26 PM

    finaly a kicker with a nickname jeff spicoli “no towels man”

  50. jkorn1818 says: Feb 14, 2009 8:53 PM

    teddybayer says:
    February 14th, 2009 at 5:02 pm
    Dr. Florio,
    The word is “bonkers”. There is no such word, expression, even slang that suggests the word “bonkos”. Nice try, Napoleon.
    Teddy, I normally don’t correct people when they try and play florio, but “bonkos” is from Seinfeld. It’s the episode when Kramer was promoting his coffee table book on Regis and kathy lee.. Regis kept calling him Bonkos.
    Anyway, did anyone see the pics of that cheeseball reed shirtless in every crappy bar and club pic? rockin the bandana and wristbands. Man, that guy is the worst.

  51. espnsux says: Feb 14, 2009 9:08 PM

    sounds like a clear cut case of roid rage to me. Shine up the asterisk*

  52. LuvThatDirtyWatah says: Feb 14, 2009 9:09 PM

    STE—ROIDS!

  53. Bradybunch says: Feb 14, 2009 9:12 PM

    HGH makes that happen to people.

  54. Waggy says: Feb 14, 2009 9:20 PM

    Kickers are crazy anyway, we should be glad he didn’t beat up soem women. What a jerk!!!

  55. blackglass3 says: Feb 14, 2009 9:30 PM

    Teddybayer;
    It’s bonkos, you tool. Have you STILL not caught on that Florio likes Seinfeld? (It was the episode when Kramer went on ‘Live with Regis and Kathie Lee’ to promote his coffee table book about coffee tables…Regis repeatedly described Kramer as “Bonkos”.)

  56. philwauke says: Feb 14, 2009 9:36 PM

    Why isn’t he on turdwatch?

  57. FillyFinatic says: Feb 14, 2009 9:43 PM

    Go dammit i need TP for my BUNGHOLE!!!
    stupid kickers! I never saw a kicker look like he’s a rockstar. Dont they just beat these dudes up in the locker rooms?

  58. dbartdog says: Feb 14, 2009 9:47 PM

    Wait, did you say the “kicker picker upper”?

  59. wooderson says: Feb 14, 2009 9:49 PM

    I met Jeff at the Steelers fantasy camp in ’04. He was totally cool. First of all, for an active/current player to involve himself in such a gay thing – you have to give him props. Plus I smacked a 45 yard FG and he was like ‘dude you’re going to take my job’. He was so cool. He spent time and was cool with losers like me – even worse than me – he spent time with total jackasses and was so cool about it. So if he was a little PO’d about some BS paper towel shit- so be it. I know he is a good guy. Not to mention he is the most underated kicker in the league.

  60. blitzburgh1 says: Feb 14, 2009 9:50 PM

    Now i understand why that Ravens player spit in his face.
    ___________
    That was Mitch Berger, the punter.

  61. Fade 2 Black says: Feb 14, 2009 9:51 PM

    Instead of
    “KooKoo for Cocoa Puffs!”
    now we got
    “Bonkos for Bounty!!!!”

  62. buckeye044 says: Feb 14, 2009 10:20 PM

    Florio will find a way to keep this story going for at least a week.

  63. grantlee11 says: Feb 14, 2009 10:20 PM

    Emmitt said it was Bonkos…

  64. sonix says: Feb 14, 2009 10:31 PM

    he had a tantrum because Reed is on roids, everyone on the Steelers is on them. :)

  65. truwarier says: Feb 14, 2009 10:49 PM

    reed is a fool, he tries to pump iron so he doesn’t look
    like a typical kicker, and he has his ridiculous dragon ball-z
    hairdo, cut that guy and get a normal kicker.

  66. SteelyJ says: Feb 14, 2009 10:51 PM

    JonD says:
    February 14th, 2009 at 5:20 pm
    Now i understand why that Ravens player spit in his face.
    (report as inappropriate)
    ______
    That wasn’t Reed the raven trash spit at it was the punter Mitch, 30 yards net, Berger.

  67. SteelerLuv says: Feb 14, 2009 10:53 PM

    Hey Jeff, grow up! Nobody likes a hysterical prima donna.
    GO STEELERS!

  68. treams says: Feb 14, 2009 11:02 PM

    Why didn’t he have a terrible towel close by??

  69. stukinappalachia says: Feb 15, 2009 12:10 AM

    Didn’t think they washed their hands in the pitsburg (sp).

  70. superBROWNS 69 says: Feb 15, 2009 12:32 AM

    Florio keeps deleting my comments… I bet that wouldnt happen if my name was superSTEELERS 69…
    by the way my comment was
    LO freaking L, even though i hate the Steelers, Jeff Reed continues to be my favorite kicker ever.

  71. Jasper says: Feb 15, 2009 1:09 AM

    Wow, you know what would be hysterical? If I become the 74th person to comment about him using a Terrible Towel do dry his hands!
    Kids, let’s “get real” for a second. He’s no juiced-up kicker, just a drunken kicker. Learn the difference. If you have to be on steroids to do something asinine in public at 2 am, I guess the majority of my college friends were juicing back in the day.

  72. stiller43 says: Feb 15, 2009 1:11 AM

    Said Reed, “You can’t spare ONE square???”

  73. twohorses says: Feb 15, 2009 4:05 AM

    Big A**es need big paper.

  74. mrmagoo says: Feb 15, 2009 5:32 AM

    Vox Veritas says:
    February 14th, 2009 at 5:37 pm
    Wow, I can imagine the uproar if this had been a Cowboys player. Thanks for providing the link to Dan Rooney letting the world know what a hypocritical piece of shit he is. He shouldn’t have tried to rationalize keeping Harrison. We all know why they kept him, but it’s extra-strength stupid to try to excuse the fact that he beat the shit out of a woman that’s less than half his size.
    ______________________________
    You can come down off the cross now martyr boy. If it was a Cowboys player:
    a) it would be expected due to a previous record
    b) would go unreported as long as it happened in Dallas
    c) would draw a yawn except for people wanting to rub it in your face and you using all 20 screen names you have to make it look like anyone cares about the Cowboys.

  75. Mitnavnmark says: Feb 15, 2009 6:21 AM

    Could everybody please stop writing the same thing over and over again! I get it, it was Mitch Berger, and no he didn’t have a terrible towl, god damn it thats irritating…and Seinfeld sucks anyways, so get on with it…good god… Can we get back to talking football please?

  76. steelerfan9598 says: Feb 15, 2009 7:12 AM

    The good news is, unlike most people, he washes his hands after he uses the bathroom.

  77. Mike Florio says: Feb 15, 2009 7:34 AM

    @steelerfan9598 . . . .
    that reminds me of george carlin’s line — “if you need to wash your hands after touching your d–k, shouldn’t you be washing your d–k?”
    i think he also said, “i only wash my hands after taking i shit if i get shit on them,” or something like that.

  78. Chaotica says: Feb 15, 2009 9:53 AM

    Mitnavnmark says:
    February 15th, 2009 at 6:21 am
    Could everybody please stop writing the same thing over and over again! I get it, it was Mitch Berger, and no he didn’t have a terrible towl, god damn it thats irritating…
    _________________________________________________
    What you are failing to realize is that the comments stopped getting posted to this thread for about 4 hours. In that four hours there were no posts about Berger placed in the thread by the admin so everyone that made a comment in that four hours had no idea what the others had said. Lag time on blogs sucks.

  79. Ravenmaniac says: Feb 15, 2009 10:02 AM

    This just in……The AP has now learned that the paper towel dispenser did in fact spit into Reeds mouth…
    When asked about the incident, he replied, I only went into the store to get more bleach for my hair….chicks dig that you know…
    The paper towel dispenser denies spitting into Reeds mouth but has said it will hold a press conference where it will announce that it plans to press charges. The AP has also learned that Mike Florio will represent the paper towel dispenser.

  80. cincykid says: Feb 15, 2009 11:27 AM

    Dude even the kicker is on roids! I mean come on, can’t this team be a little more subtle, I know they have a rep to uphold but c’mon, a kicker isn’t even a real player!

  81. EskinSux says: Feb 15, 2009 11:31 AM

    These minor legal problems should be the least of his worries. Once Don King gets a look at the pictures of this dude, he may file a copyright infringement lawsuit…

  82. mdel1120 says: Feb 16, 2009 9:00 AM

    Can you say “Roid Rage”

  83. bake says: Dec 24, 2009 7:01 PM

    angry over paper towels?

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