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Steelers’ Artie Burns arrested for driving on suspended license

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Steelers cornerback Artie Burns has been arrested in Miami Beach for driving on a suspended license.

Burns was booked overnight into jail, according to the Miami Herald.

Andy Slater of WINZ reported that Burns failed to pay $1,012.20 in traffic tickets for driving violations including going 130 mph in a 60 mph zone. Burns also failed to show for a court date.

Burns grew up in Miami and played his college football for the Miami Hurricanes. He was the Steelers’ first-round draft pick last year and played in all 16 games as a rookie, with nine starts.

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  1. jimmylikesthat says: Jun 30, 2017 9:40 AM

    Sounds like a very mature, intelligent young man to me

  2. tylawspick6 says: Jun 30, 2017 9:40 AM

    Goodell will do nothing. Absolutely nothing, even though he told us in a federal court within the walls of the United States of America, that he can do whatever he wants, include cheating and to lie at will to get the result he wants.

    Article 46.

    Creepy.

  3. joetoronto says: Jun 30, 2017 9:41 AM

    Just another moron, nothing to see here.

  4. baltimoresnativeson says: Jun 30, 2017 9:44 AM

    Got torched by Mike Wallace pretty good too.

  5. stoneydog1000 says: Jun 30, 2017 9:44 AM

    Patriots fans- start your engines.

  6. firecracker87 says: Jun 30, 2017 9:49 AM

    Sounds like he’s trying really hard to get in jail.

  7. sirjoeshmoe2015 says: Jun 30, 2017 9:50 AM

    Can’t fix stupid!

  8. thetooloftools says: Jun 30, 2017 9:51 AM

    I guess getting rid of the “arrest clock” was a good idea because the way the last month has gone it would have broken.

  9. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Jun 30, 2017 9:55 AM

    I’m thankful I’m not a dummy and had parents that investing time in raising me properly.

  10. whodey420 says: Jun 30, 2017 10:02 AM

    I could see “John Doe”, that HAS to live paycheck to paycheck not paying a ticket but these over paid clowns have NO excuse! They will weed themselves out eventually.
    Darwinism and all. 🙂

  11. silvernblacksabbath says: Jun 30, 2017 10:06 AM

    I can’t wait until they start recruiting NFL players from prison….

  12. turfdaddy says: Jun 30, 2017 10:07 AM

    Curious. Why is this an arrest versus a citation and a fine?

    I see he didn’t show for court and had other tickets, but booked into jail for this?

  13. 700levelvet says: Jun 30, 2017 10:10 AM

    Hampton, Miami, the U what’s the difference..

  14. JayZee says: Jun 30, 2017 10:24 AM

    Listen to the perfect angels on here who have never gotten so much as a parking ticket. Stop being so damn judgemental. Not like he killed anyone….or beat his wife…..or took a knee.

  15. tedmurph says: Jun 30, 2017 10:32 AM

    Is there any end to the morons and degenerates the steelers draft? Logan Ryan pays his brother’s school loan off. Burns made 5.6 mil last yr, and blows off 1k worth of traffic tickets. SMH.

  16. TRsome says: Jun 30, 2017 10:38 AM

    The standard is the standard. When was the last season that a Steelers player wasn’t suspended for drugs or arrested?

    Yet this fanbase still continues to ride the moral high horse.

  17. bencoates57 says: Jun 30, 2017 10:47 AM

    Stay classy, Pittsburgh

    Well, isn’t that what I’m suppose to say?

  18. firstdownbrowns says: Jun 30, 2017 10:53 AM

    The ( your fav team ) are aware of the ( fill in the blank ) involving ( player X ) and have no comment at this time.

  19. firecracker87 says: Jun 30, 2017 10:56 AM

    JayZee says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:24 AM
    Listen to the perfect angels on here who have never gotten so much as a parking ticket. Stop being so damn judgemental. Not like he killed anyone….or beat his wife…..or took a knee.

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    What?!?!

    I’ve had tickets but the difference is I was smart enough to pay them instead of letting it go, failing to go to court, and getting arrested for that.

    In other words, i’m not a dummy like this guy.

  20. inyourmind says: Jun 30, 2017 10:56 AM

    first off im big pats fan but pick6 enough with the goddell court stuff in every story about player getting arrested, even i think its getting old

  21. tj.52 says: Jun 30, 2017 10:58 AM

    Before everyone starts piling on Steeler fans let’s remember that every other team has had their share of bad players.

    The Steelers have just had more…in fact, way more.

    Now that I think of it, they’ve had more degenerates and miscreants on their teams than the Ravens and Raiders combined. I know the Rooneys like everyone to believe they’re part of some kind of angry Mafia, but do they have to bring in criminal after degenerate after cheap shot artist? I don’t know, must be some kind of fetish.

    Anyways, back to my point; let’s not pile on the Steelers fans, I think they’ve had enough.

  22. granadafan says: Jun 30, 2017 11:09 AM

    “tylawspick6 Goodell will do nothing. Absolutely nothing, even though he told us in a federal court within the walls of the United States of America, that he can do whatever he wants, include cheating and to lie at will to get the result he wants.”
    ==================================

    Once again, Patriots fans whine about Goodell and accuse everyone else of cheating in ye olde (but ineffective) “argument” of we know we’re cheating but what about everyone else whining. They’re always trying to deflect from their own cheating.

    It’s no wonder Patriots fans have a well-deserved reputation as the worst fans in all of sports.

  23. zeke2517 says: Jun 30, 2017 11:10 AM

    Wow. Players from the legendary Packers AND Steelers getting arrested for some tomfoolery behind the wheel.

    It’s almost as if an individual player’s behavior has nothing to do with the team he happens to play for.

  24. streetyson says: Jun 30, 2017 11:11 AM

    stoneydog1000 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 9:44 AM
    Patriots fans- start your engines.
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    Patriot-haters never switch theirs off by the look of it!

  25. whenwilliteverend says: Jun 30, 2017 11:12 AM

    turfdaddy says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:07 AM
    Curious. Why is this an arrest versus a citation and a fine?

    I see he didn’t show for court and had other tickets, but booked into jail for this?

    He didn’t get booked into jail for driving with a suspended license. When you don’t show up for a court appointment, they issue a citation for your arrest for failing to appear.

  26. teal379 says: Jun 30, 2017 11:12 AM

    JayZee says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:24 AM
    Listen to the perfect angels on here who have never gotten so much as a parking ticket. Stop being so damn judgemental. Not like he killed anyone….or beat his wife…..or took a knee.

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    As a matter of fact – I haven’t. Almost 1 million miles driving and never an infraction. Never been arrested either. Never beat a woman, never killed anyone, never done drugs.

    Sad state of affairs where NOT having an arrest record makes you stand out. Sad commentary on your own life that you seem to think it’s necessary to have one….

    Not saying I never did anything wrong – just saying I wasn’t dumb enough to get caught and if I HAD been caught – I’m smart enough to pay the fine so problems don’t compound.

    The problem here isn’t what he did to get the tickets but not paying them so they don’t impact his life further.

  27. theravishingrachelnichols says: Jun 30, 2017 11:13 AM

    Something, Something, should sign with the Bengals, blah blah, *fart noises*. What a maroon.

  28. nathanp2013 says: Jun 30, 2017 11:13 AM

    Childish actions committed by someone named Artie…. no way!

  29. whenwilliteverend says: Jun 30, 2017 11:14 AM

    JayZee says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:24 AM
    Listen to the perfect angels on here who have never gotten so much as a parking ticket. Stop being so damn judgemental. Not like he killed anyone….or beat his wife…..or took a knee.

    I doubt if anyone here hasn’t received a ticket. The difference is we pay the fine and/or show up for the court appearance and the matter is over. This guy didn’t pay his parking tickets even though he probably spends $1k whenever he goes out on the town. Not very bright.

  30. redclaw1314 says: Jun 30, 2017 11:14 AM

    JayZee says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:24 AM

    Listen to the perfect angels on here who have never gotten so much as a parking ticket. Stop being so damn judgemental. Not like he killed anyone….or beat his wife…..or took a knee.
    _________________________

    It’s really more a question of the player’s judgement than the crime

  31. brainofj01 says: Jun 30, 2017 11:15 AM

    JayZee says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:24 AM
    Listen to the perfect angels on here who have never gotten so much as a parking ticket. Stop being so damn judgemental. Not like he killed anyone….or beat his wife…..or took a knee.
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    One of the tickets was for driving 130mph. There is zero reason to be driving that fast, and he very well could have killed someone. These types of displays of immaturity and invulnerability are going to lead to deaths.

  32. steeldominance says: Jun 30, 2017 11:25 AM

    During the draft they constantly talked about how high his character is. So much for that. What an idiot.

  33. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Jun 30, 2017 11:28 AM

    turfdaddy says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:07 AM
    Curious. Why is this an arrest versus a citation and a fine?

    I see he didn’t show for court and had other tickets, but booked into jail for this?
    ===

    It’s the failure to appear that doomed him. If you have a history of not showing up in court when you are supposed to, Johnny Law is more than happy to provide you with 3 hots and a cot to make sure you don’t miss your next court date.

  34. firedog784 says: Jun 30, 2017 11:30 AM

    I could care less that he didn’t pay a fine of around $1,000 or even that he skipped out on a court date though it’s stupid.

    What does bother me is that he was driving 130 mph when he could have killed any innocent person as well as killed himself. The reckless behavior and seemingly lack of thought of possible consequences is the issue as far as I’m concerned.

  35. garby95 says: Jun 30, 2017 11:36 AM

    tedmurph says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:32 AM
    Is there any end to the morons and degenerates the steelers draft? Logan Ryan pays his brother’s school loan off. Burns made 5.6 mil last yr, and blows off 1k worth of traffic tickets. SM

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  36. stillabengalsfan says: Jun 30, 2017 11:39 AM

    Same old Steelers.

  37. bernieknowsfootball says: Jun 30, 2017 11:42 AM

    Another player that is above the law (they just don’t get it) !!!

  38. silvernblacksabbath says: Jun 30, 2017 11:59 AM

    JayZee says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:24 AM
    Listen to the perfect angels on here who have never gotten so much as a parking ticket. Stop being so damn judgemental. Not like he killed anyone….or beat his wife…..or took a knee.
    —————————–
    Hey genius, this guy made $5 million last year!
    I’ve had tickets and I’ve paid them… You SJW!

  39. borbinski says: Jun 30, 2017 12:04 PM

    he will learn real quick – take care of business or business will take care of you.

  40. whodey420 says: Jun 30, 2017 12:08 PM

    turfdaddy says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:07 AM
    Curious. Why is this an arrest versus a citation and a fine?

    I see he didn’t show for court and had other tickets, but booked into jail for this?

    In a lot of states, if you’re going 25 m.p.h. over the speed limit, the cop has the option to take you to jail versus just issuing a ticket. I’ve had it happen to me before for going
    86 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone. It’s all about money!!

  41. mibengal says: Jun 30, 2017 12:15 PM

    It’s OK, “if he can Jump, he’s good”…

    If this doesn’t make sense to you, you’ll just have YouTube “Fan Reaction: Steelers draft Artie Burns!”

  42. bringmemysoiledfool says: Jun 30, 2017 12:15 PM

    Lol this is your best corner. Good thing you guys have an offense.

  43. Kingmj4891 says: Jun 30, 2017 12:35 PM

    Got a 5.2 Million Dollar Bonus and could not pay a $1000 fine. Dude is not just dumb, he is royal stupid level dumb.

  44. tylawspick6 says: Jun 30, 2017 12:48 PM

    garby95 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 11:36 AM
    tedmurph says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:32 AM
    Is there any end to the morons and degenerates the steelers draft? Logan Ryan pays his brother’s school loan off. Burns made 5.6 mil last yr, and blows off 1k worth of traffic tickets. SM

    Jamie Collins, Legarrete Blount and Aaron Hernandez approve this message.

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    What?? What did Jamie Collins do? Or Blount?

    Your comment is dumb. No team has 100% perfect people on it in their history, but enabling moronic low IQ draft picks for a mediocre and fading D, one that is supposed to combat the Pats, is highly comical to watch for all of us who are not Steelers fans and in the AFC.

    NE will walk into their AFC title game this year, and will bludgeon whoever it is.

    Enjoy!

  45. steelcurtainn says: Jun 30, 2017 12:49 PM

    Artie Burns will be collecting a superbowl ring by this time next year not fines.

  46. tylawspick6 says: Jun 30, 2017 12:52 PM

    granadafan says:
    Jun 30, 2017 11:09 AM
    “tylawspick6 Goodell will do nothing. Absolutely nothing, even though he told us in a federal court within the walls of the United States of America, that he can do whatever he wants, include cheating and to lie at will to get the result he wants.”
    ==================================

    Once again, Patriots fans whine about Goodell and accuse everyone else of cheating in ye olde (but ineffective) “argument” of we know we’re cheating but what about everyone else whining. They’re always trying to deflect from their own cheating.

    It’s no wonder Patriots fans have a well-deserved reputation as the worst fans in all of sports.

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    Fact 1: Pats have never cheated.

    Fact 2: Wake us when they actually do something that gains an advantage.

    Fact 3: Goodell and his cheating owner crew are despicable, hypocritical, scummy scum, destroying the NFL, where Paul Tagliabue never had such issues (nor did Rozelle).

    Fact 4: The Steelers, Giants, Cowboys, Jets, Colts and Ravens, essentially run the NFL and tell Goodell what to do.

    Fact 5: Goodell moves the goal posts with his “Article 46” lawyer excuse, and is the worst commissioner in sports history anywhere in the world, caught lying in federal courts at least THREE TIMES now. It would have been a 4th if Kraft sued and exposed him back in 2007/2008.

    Shall I continue, dopey, stupid kid?

  47. tylawspick6 says: Jun 30, 2017 12:54 PM

    baltimoresnativeson says:
    Jun 30, 2017 9:44 AM
    Got torched by Mike Wallace pretty good too.

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    Mike Wallace is the most overpaid and overrated WR of the last 10 years.

  48. imaduffer says: Jun 30, 2017 12:55 PM

    Burns grew up in Miami and played his college football for the Miami Hurricanes.

    ……………………………………………………..

    Instead of, went to school at the University of Miami.

  49. tylawspick6 says: Jun 30, 2017 12:57 PM

    TRsome says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:38 AM
    The standard is the standard. When was the last season that a Steelers player wasn’t suspended for drugs or arrested?

    Yet this fanbase still continues to ride the moral high horse.

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    They also cheat behind the scenes by using that power and phony moral high ground crap.

    Tomlin also needs a slap in those jowels.

    How he was not suspended for intentionally and arrogantly affecting the game that day, I have no idea.

    No idea.

  50. jerruhjones says: Jun 30, 2017 1:24 PM

    Coach Tomlin is outraged….not.

  51. Frazier28/7 says: Jun 30, 2017 1:24 PM

    130 in a 60. Damn dude.

  52. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 30, 2017 1:45 PM

    I’m going to give Artie the benefit of the doubt because he plays for the greatest franchise in the history of the NFL. I assume that his citation got lost in the mail while he was moving from FL to PA, hence he never saw the ticket or notice to appear in court. Honest mistake from a good, honest young man. That’s all it is.

  53. bobthebillsfan says: Jun 30, 2017 1:46 PM

    Don’t you get tired of people who associate the behavior of one individual to the culture of a team.

    I’ll bet these are the same people who can’t take accountability for their own actions.

  54. wentzsteiger says: Jun 30, 2017 2:45 PM

    Some people just can’t follow the law or listen to authority. Most of those people killed by cops would be alive if they just listened and followed directions. This cultural refusal to listen to authority needlessly escalates law enforcement situations leading to getting themselves shot. When a cop says show me your hands don’t reach in your pocket and you won’t get shot. Be still, shut up, and show your hands. How hard is that?

  55. raiderinva says: Jun 30, 2017 3:13 PM

    Time to reset the Days Without an Arrest ….. oh wait why did you get rid of that?

    Oh yeah you were going to have to hire another writer to keep it up to date an accurate.

  56. sabatimus says: Jun 30, 2017 3:15 PM

    Meanwhile, Venus Williams still hasn’t been charged for running a red light and causing an accident that resulted in a death.

  57. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 30, 2017 3:21 PM

    I guess TedMurph has forgotten all about Aaron Hernandez…..very convenient…..and dumb. But hey you and Tylawspic6 have limited short term memory to go with your Nobel worthy brain…..troll’s.

  58. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 30, 2017 3:23 PM

    So many trolling Pat’s fans with short memories……Aaron Hernandez you fools. Be quiet you have no room to talk …..repeat Cheaters

  59. mmack66 says: Jun 30, 2017 4:36 PM

    bobthebillsfan says:
    Jun 30, 2017 1:46 PM

    Don’t you get tired of people who associate the behavior of one individual to the culture of a team.

    I’ll bet these are the same people who can’t take accountability for their own actions.
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    Typical Bills fan.

  60. jmb82 says: Jun 30, 2017 4:54 PM

    baltimoresnativeson says:
    Jun 30, 2017 9:44 AM
    Got torched by Mike Wallace pretty good too.

    He had 1 good game(in Baltimore)where he had 4 catches for 124 yards and a TD. He had 1 lousy game(in Pittsburgh)where he had 4 catches for 21 yards and zero TDs. Averaged together and he had an average season against Pittsburgh, and they helped lead the Ravens to watch the playoffs from their couches. Probably the same place the team will be spending the playoffs next season.

    To everyone else speaking of the class of the Steelers, yes they have had their fair share of issues the last few years…so has every other team for the most part.

  61. rhondaruns says: Jun 30, 2017 5:09 PM

    Typical Steeler. Only the Bengals have more legal run-ins.

  62. jim699 says: Jun 30, 2017 5:25 PM

    I’m a lifelong Steeler fan, but they’ve gotten to be really hard to root for. They’ve gotten way too ghetto under Mike Tomlin.

    I really hate to jump ship, but I miss the days of Jack Lambert. I watch the way Brady and Belichick conduct themselves. Their brains and discipline. They do every thing the right way. I can’t begrudge them their success. They just deserve it way more than we do.

    I say all of this sincerely. Not at all trolling. I still love Big Ben. It’s just getting really hard to be a Steeler fan anymore with all this clownery.

  63. RiHo08 says: Jun 30, 2017 6:09 PM

    When one believes one is entitled as is Mr Burns; ie, I can do anything I want and this attitude is supported by a community which condones bad behavior as just another instance of being treated with bias, no wonder we see various
    public disregard for rules of conduct and personal accountability.

    There are no social rules that apply to a football player who is a blight upon society, just another excuse for someone who in the long run, years from now, will careen through the media as a failed human being.

  64. mja2001 says: Jun 30, 2017 7:29 PM

    *Facepalm*

  65. hugeheavywoman says: Jun 30, 2017 8:00 PM

    It’s the City, man. I have a good friend that lives in the Pitt and he drinks all day because there are no jobs, all the women are fat and hairy, and there is nothing to live your life for except Iron City beer. Sad, but true.

  66. tylawspick6 says: Jun 30, 2017 8:06 PM

    jim699 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 5:25 PM
    I’m a lifelong Steeler fan, but they’ve gotten to be really hard to root for. They’ve gotten way too ghetto under Mike Tomlin.

    I really hate to jump ship, but I miss the days of Jack Lambert. I watch the way Brady and Belichick conduct themselves. Their brains and discipline. They do every thing the right way. I can’t begrudge them their success. They just deserve it way more than we do.

    I say all of this sincerely. Not at all trolling. I still love Big Ben. It’s just getting really hard to be a Steeler fan anymore with all this clownery.

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    very refreshing

    thank you

    mad respect for the 70s steelers

    – pats fan of 35 years (season tickets in family since ’78)

  67. Bob806 says: Jun 30, 2017 9:08 PM

    He may get a 2 game suspension, then have it reduced like other recent Steelers.

  68. socalraider says: Jul 1, 2017 10:01 AM

    Maybe He didn’t know his license expired because he can’t read

  69. balt88 says: Jul 1, 2017 4:15 PM

    Unfortunte

  70. 3wordanswers says: Jul 1, 2017 6:33 PM

    Don’t worry Pittsburgh.

    Steelers have already been on the fone to 345 park Avenue; its cool.

    There’ll be a few stuffed brown envelopes passed on to Rog; and they’ll get a free pass like they usually do.

    Artie will be lining up week 1 no problem……

  71. steeler43 says: Jul 1, 2017 8:08 PM

    We need the Days Without an Arrest meter back.

  72. nyneal says: Jul 4, 2017 11:28 AM

    turfdaddy says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:07 AM
    Curious. Why is this an arrest versus a citation and a fine?

    I see he didn’t show for court and had other tickets, but booked into jail for this?

    In a lot of states, if you’re going 25 m.p.h. over the speed limit, the cop has the option to take you to jail versus just issuing a ticket. I’ve had it happen to me before for going
    86 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone. It’s all about money!!

    ___________________________________________

    It’s not all about money. It’s about morons thinking they can ignore the law. It’s also about them driving recklessly (like 130 mph for instance) and possibly killing someone.

    And — it didn’t “happen” to you. You did it yourself. You were the reason they nailed you and you deserved to go to jail before you killed someone.

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