Steelers CB Justin Layne Freaks Out In Backseat Of Police Cruiser After Arrest Outside Cleveland

It was not a good weekend for Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne, who was arrested Friday on a gun charge in Ohio.

TMZ reports they have police video, and Layne didn’t exactly seem like he handled the arrest calmly. It sounds like he more or less freaked out when he called his friends from the backseat of the police cruiser.

“They acting like I got some drugs. I got one blunt!” TMZ and the New York Post reports Layne said.

“I’m nervous as f—, bro, they about to get me. They might get me for the pistol, bro.”

Police did find a loaded Glock pistol in the center console that Layne told police he forgot was in the car.

The 23-year-old was pulled over for driving 89 miles per hour in a 60-mile-per-hour zone in Willoughby Hills, a suburb 20 miles outside of Cleveland.

Layne was a graduate of local high school Benedictine, and upon being pulled over, the officer found he was operating the vehicle with a suspended license and that Layne had an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear on a traffic violation in another city.

The corner who was selected in the third round (83rd overall) of the NFL Draft, played his college ball at Michigan State.

He was arrested on a fourth-degree felony charge of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, Willoughby Hills police told the Associated Press.

Layne was also reportedly charged with two misdemeanors – driving with a suspended license and exceeding speed limit.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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  1. Well bro 29mph over the speed limit is criminal speeding in my state bro and you got hit with a felony bro and driving with a suspended license bro how about quit whining like a little girl bro and a novel idea start being a good citizen bro ya hear me bro smfh

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