Steelers kicker Jeff Reed, arrested after Sunday’s win over the Browns for public intoxication, has apologized to the team’s fans.
“I have the utmost respect for this community, this team this organization,” Reed said, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I apologize . . . for being a distraction to this team.”
And, as it turns out, Reed wasn’t busted merely for partying like it’s 0.1999. He also was charged with resisting arrest, simple assault, and disorderly conduct.
The whole thing started because another teammate, tight end Matt Spaeth, got himself into trouble for peeing into something other than a urinal. Reed was arrested after coming to Spaeth’s aid.
The fact that Reed was cited earlier this year for beating up a towel dispenser puts him in jeopardy of greater consequences under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy, which focuses heavily on repeated offenders.
For now, the team is taking no action against Reed, and he will be playing on Sunday against the Vikings.