Antonio Brown back in Pittsburgh for reckless driving hearing |

Antonio Brown back in Pittsburgh for reckless driving hearing

Megan Guza

Former Steeler Antonio Brown returned to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to appeal a reckless driving charge from last year when he sped down McKnight Road at more than 100 mph.

“To all my fans in Pittsburgh who never got to say goodbye, I’m here today in the Downtown Pittsburgh courthouse,” Brown said in a short Instagram story posted late Tuesday morning.

He encouraged fans to stop by.

The summary appeal hearing ended with Brown’s charge knocked down to the lesser charge of driving at unsafe speeds.

Brown was found guilty of the reckless driving charge in February when he failed to appear for a summary trial in West View.

The reckless driving charge came in November, the morning before the Steelers took on the Carolina Panthers. A Ross police officer patrolling McKnight Road after a bank robbery spotted Brown’s black Porsche speeding south near Babcock Boulevard.

Brown was traded to the Oakland Raiders at the start of the NFL offseason after a tumultuous falling out with the Steelers.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter .

Associated Press
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown celebrates a touchdown in the Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans.
Antonio Brown was in court in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, to appeal a reckless driving charge.
Ross police say Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was driving this car when he was cited for driving in excess of 100 mph while traveling southbound on McKnight Road on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.
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