Antonio Brown blows off court appearance for reckless driving

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Apparently Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has now added court appearances to the list of things he can’t be bothered to show up for.

On Tuesday morning, he was a no-show in a Pittsburgh-area courtroom for a summary trial related to a November incident.

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No-show leads to guilty judgment

Via TribLive.com, court records show that Brown did not show for the 8:30 a.m. ET hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Richard Opiela in his West View, Pa. His lawyer, James Hankle, was present but did not answer when asked where Brown was.

No-show: Steelers’ WR Antonio Brown didn’t show for a Tuesday morning court hearing. (Getty Images)
No-show: Steelers’ WR Antonio Brown didn’t show for a Tuesday morning court hearing. (Getty Images)

By not appearing, Opiela handed down a guilty verdict on the charge of reckless driving, which carries a fine.

Brown has paid $426 in fines related to the case.

November speeding incident

Brown was cited last November 8, when a police officer patrolling McKnight Road in Ross Township saw Brown’s black Porsche speeding by; police said the 30-year-old was traveling over 100 mph. The area where Brown was pulled over is about 8 miles north of Heinz Field. The speed limit is 45 mph.


Brown was in headlines less than a week ago after police were called to his Florida home because of a domestic dispute with the mother of one of this children. He was not arrested.

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