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Steelers' Artie Burns arrested, charged with driving with suspended license

Joe Rutter
| Friday, June 30, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Steelers cornerback Artie Burns hangs his head after a Patriots touchdown during the second quarter of the AFC championship game Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Steelers cornerback Artie Burns hangs his head after a Patriots touchdown during the second quarter of the AFC championship game Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.
Steelers 2016 first-round pick Artie Burns goes through drills during mini camp Wednesday, June 14, 2107 at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Steelers 2016 first-round pick Artie Burns goes through drills during mini camp Wednesday, June 14, 2107 at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

Cornerback Artie Burns, the Steelers' first-round draft pick in 2016, was arrested Thursday night in Miami Beach, Fla., and charged with driving with a suspended license, the Miami Herald reported.

Burns, 22, was charged with failing to pay $1,012.20 in traffic citations, according to Miami sports radio station WINZ. The station reported Burns was pulled over for an expired license plate tag.

A Steelers spokesman declined comment Friday.

Under Florida law, a person caught driving with a suspended license faces a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by a $500 fine and a maximum of 60 days in jail.

A Miami native, Burns played at Miami (Fla.). In his rookie season with the Steelers, Burns had three interceptions and 65 tackles. He appeared in all 16 games, starting the final nine after winning the job from veteran William Gay.

Burns will enter training camp as the starter at left outside corner.

Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at jrutter@tribweb.com.

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