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Charges against Jeff Reed dropped

All the remaining charges against Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Jeff Reed stemming from an incident outside a bar in October have been dismissed.

Jim McKinnon of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a city magistrate today dismissed the remaining charges against Reed after Reed completed community service.

Police had accused Reed of interfering with them as they tried to cite Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth for urinating in a parking lot. Charges against Reed for resisting arrest and simple assault had already been dropped, and charges of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness were dropped as well now that Reed has completed 40 hours of community service.

Shortly after the arrest, Reed apologized for being a distraction and said, “I decline talking about the charges, but I would like to say that I have the utmost respect for this community, this team and this organization.”

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43 Responses to “Charges against Jeff Reed dropped”
  1. ItalianArmyGuy says: Apr 12, 2010 2:59 PM

    But the paper towel dispenser could still sue for assault and battery.

  2. scafla99999 says: Apr 12, 2010 2:59 PM

    charges were dropped hours ago – such a steelers hater

  3. Banjaxed says: Apr 12, 2010 3:00 PM

    Judge must be a Stooler Fan accepting Reed Rims.
    Terrible I say.

  4. Jaydub says: Apr 12, 2010 3:02 PM

    Man, those checks are FLYING out the door in Pittsburgh!
    Heh…

  5. AlansWrench says: Apr 12, 2010 3:02 PM

    Well….it looks like all of the Steelers’ legal problems are solved. On with the season and go Steelers!

  6. Chapnasty2 says: Apr 12, 2010 3:04 PM

    “Shortly after the arrest, Reed apologized for being a distraction and said, “I decline talking about the charges, but I would like to say that I have the utmost respect for this community, this team and this organization.”
    It’s sad that the kicker knows what to say to the public when the fat turd QB doesnt.

  7. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 12, 2010 3:05 PM

    Jeff Reed is a thug

  8. brownsfn says: Apr 12, 2010 3:08 PM

    Stay classy Pittsburgh…

  9. Frank Burns says: Apr 12, 2010 3:10 PM

    Wow, tough day for the haters.

  10. .RebaTe says: Apr 12, 2010 3:13 PM

    The haters are having a rough day today aren’t they?

  11. hsf09 says: Apr 12, 2010 3:14 PM

    Any more charges or legal problems we need to know about in Pittsburgh?

  12. Kaz says: Apr 12, 2010 3:17 PM

    Ho Hum, another Steeler gets away with something. Poor Holmes, his charges will likely be dropped, did they care?

  13. robert ethan says: Apr 12, 2010 3:17 PM

    Holmes is the lucky one.
    He gets to move to New York. Roethlisberger and Reed have to stay in Pittsburgh.

  14. wydok says: Apr 12, 2010 3:19 PM

    Maybe he paid somebody off.

  15. HJC says: Apr 12, 2010 3:23 PM

    I guess today you are PFT: “Pittsburgh Football Talk.”

  16. KM91 says: Apr 12, 2010 3:24 PM

    Steelers players sure have been in the news lately

  17. filthymcnasty says: Apr 12, 2010 3:26 PM

    when did the steelers become the cowboys?

  18. RAB03815 says: Apr 12, 2010 3:29 PM

    MUST be a slow day at PFT so you decided to throw more mud at the Burgh…. Ben WILL be dealt with by the Rooneys and SH is now washed so lets dig up what was already dealt with in the court room and keep it going. COME ON!! Old news………..

  19. Philly Cheese says: Apr 12, 2010 3:30 PM

    Hell of a week Steelers, charges against two players dropped and a third criminal shipped off to the big apple! Thank God you didn’t contaminate the NFC with your toxic “players”

  20. rbais2 says: Apr 12, 2010 3:30 PM

    Out of all the football players that were arrested that day … it happened to be a kicker.

  21. LanMan says: Apr 12, 2010 3:30 PM

    Wow. It’s amazing that all these Steeler’s almost fell victim to all these conspiracies.
    A couple of sexual assault charges against Roethlisberger.
    An assault charge against former Holmes, resisting arrest.
    Assault charges against Reed
    Urinating in public against Spaeth.
    Am I missing anyone?
    Just a bunch of haters trying to drag down a bunch of good guys. Right?
    The roids are back in town.

  22. internettoughguy says: Apr 12, 2010 3:34 PM

    Too funny….don’t hate the steelers, just find ig Ben to be one of the dumbest people walking the planet.
    But the apparent pride taken by their fans that their guys ‘got off’ is funny as hell to me when you consider they should be saying “WTF is wrong with ‘our guys’ that they even put themselves in these positions?
    You guys are soooooo cooooool……LMAO!

  23. Steeler4life says: Apr 12, 2010 3:34 PM

    @HJC
    Is there any other football talk?
    Go Steelers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. BBB82 says: Apr 12, 2010 3:35 PM

    Money can get you out of just about anything.

  25. MSWRavens says: Apr 12, 2010 3:36 PM

    Why not change the black & gold to black & white…save us taxpayers on jail unis…

  26. TheGuyWhoToldTimTebowToShutTheFup says: Apr 12, 2010 3:36 PM

    Thank god all these charges lately against these criminal NFL players are getting dropped lately, I was starting to believe the justice system was treating these offenders like the average American citizen who breaks the law.

  27. TheGuyWhoToldTimTebowToShutTheFup says: Apr 12, 2010 3:37 PM

    Thank god all these charges against these criminal NFL players are getting dropped lately, I was starting to believe the justice system was treating these offenders like the average American citizen who breaks the law.

  28. TheGuyWhoToldTimTebowToShutTheFup says: Apr 12, 2010 3:37 PM

    Thank god all these charges against these criminal NFL players are getting dropped lately, I was starting to believe the justice system was treating these offenders like the average American citizen who breaks the law.

  29. ArtModellsPimp says: Apr 12, 2010 3:41 PM

    Let’s get this straight.
    The kicker doesn’t want his kicks blocked, but he will go to jail to cock-block for his tight end.
    Yep…that’s Shittsburgh.

  30. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Apr 12, 2010 3:43 PM

    it’s a free for all in Pitt. Let their criminals go free

  31. BuckFigBen says: Apr 12, 2010 3:43 PM

    Jets are no longer interested.

  32. LIONPRIDE says: Apr 12, 2010 3:46 PM

    Thank God!

  33. SteelTown_6 says: Apr 12, 2010 3:53 PM

    Boy… you haters are having a bad day huh?
    First, Santonio gets shipped off to the Jets, then Ben is exonerated after charges were withdrawn by the accuser herself no less (once she sobered up), and later Jeff Reed has had trumped up charges against him withdrawn as well.
    Well, you idiots didn’t get the “Christmas in April” you so desperately wanted and now you’re stuck wallowing in your loathsome hate and self-pity at what might have been.
    But at least, you’ve already started down a new path of self-destructive delusion, lunacy and madness.
    The “Payoff” conspiracy.
    “Yeah! That’s it! That’s the ticket. That’s the ONLY explanation! Let’s go wit dat!!”
    We are collectively laughing our f***ing asses off at you imbeciles, and we thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
    Just remember, your pain is our joy, so thanks for being such assholes.
    And please, don’t ever stop,

  34. GoBears84 says: Apr 12, 2010 4:04 PM

    this has nothing to do with the “hater’s”, all you shittsburgh fans…This is just amusing watching the tables of the AFC north turn as all of you cocky fans get a mudhole stomped in your ass by the bunguls twice last year, and now you’re taking over their reputation for having nothing but classless felongs throughout the roster. Enjoy getting smashed by the brownies too, they’ve got some good young talent to build around, and not a serial rapist behind center, bob marley at wideout, or roid rage reed shanking snaps. the only person i’d like to have on that team is the head and shoulders poster boy. the overwhelming majority are young, ignorrant, self centered athletes with money that cannot conduct themselves in a civilized manner outside of the pads. Good luck! You’ll probably need it. At least the Chi isn’t at the bottom of the NFC north, even though GB is tough, a favre-less minnesotta team will still succomb to the wrath of this perennial defense, as well as, of course, motown.

  35. swepsgirl18 says: Apr 12, 2010 4:17 PM

    I’m sure all the haters today are also hating on Tiger (scum bag) Jesse James (duh knew he was a scum bag) just as much as they are Ben and Jeff. Yeah right.
    I have to agree the Rooney’s and the NFL need to do something to Ben before something worse, than what has or has not happened, happens. Substance abuse is not the answer. Sitting his butt on the bench and starting Dixon and/or Babtch is what he needs. He needs to sit hi a@# down and concentrate on another ring and not just a “honey pot”. Damn you’d think by now that he would realize he needs to keep his “dip stick” in this pants. IDIOT…….

  36. Frank Burns says: Apr 12, 2010 4:21 PM

    # LanMan says: April 12, 2010 3:30 PM
    Wow. It’s amazing that all these Steeler’s almost fell victim to all these conspiracies.
    A couple of sexual assault charges against Roethlisberger.
    An assault charge against former Holmes, resisting arrest.
    Assault charges against Reed
    Urinating in public against Spaeth.
    Am I missing anyone?
    Just a bunch of haters trying to drag down a bunch of good guys. Right?
    The roids are back in town.
    ——————————————-
    And the morons are back on PFT.
    Assault CHARGE against Holmes, who is no longer with the team. Whoops!
    NO charge AGAIN against Roethlisberger, who is exonerated.
    So duh, YEAH, anyone still whining about the Steelers here is a blind-fool hater.
    No go ahead and wallow in your hater slime.

  37. robert ethan says: Apr 12, 2010 4:30 PM

    So if Holmes is “wake and bake”, Roethlisberger must be “take and make” and Reed is “flake and break”.
    Dopey, Dummy, and Deranged, three of Snow White’s less lovable mental midgets.

  38. jreed says: Apr 12, 2010 4:57 PM

    Man, Even Jeff Reed is getting corrupt!!! Is the Steel City Full of Corrosion?

  39. internettoughguy says: Apr 12, 2010 5:22 PM

    “NO charge AGAIN against Roethlisberger……”
    This sentence reeaallyyyy doesn’t help your case………

  40. piccolo says: Apr 12, 2010 5:26 PM

    So, I’m a little lost on this Rooney Rule thing … some white guys keep getting into trouble and the team takes the heat. A black guy screws up and trade/cut him? Is that how it works? I bet Holmes is a better kicker to boot (pun intended).
    No, Ben wasn’t charged but he seems to be in the wrong place all the time. Reed needs to be drop-kicked. Something just smells here …

  41. internettoughguy says: Apr 12, 2010 5:27 PM

    “I’m sure all the haters today are also hating on Tiger (scum bag) Jesse James (duh knew he was a scum bag) just as much as they are Ben and Jeff”
    Re-read this, look at the comparison, then hit yourself in the head with a hammer.

  42. Free_Ryan_Leaf says: Apr 12, 2010 6:07 PM

    And the morons are back on PFT.
    Assault CHARGE against Holmes, who is no longer with the team. Whoops!
    NO charge AGAIN against Roethlisberger, who is exonerated.
    *******************************************
    What a tool.

  43. Adam says: Apr 13, 2010 5:56 AM

    Raiders: While, Steelers make US look classy.

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