Pittsburgh Steelers football player arrested in Lake County: I-Team


WILLOUGHBY HILLS (WJW) –  Another pro football player has been arrested in Northeast Ohio on a weapons charge.

Justin Layne, a cornerback for the Steelers, was arrested by Willoughby Hills police on several charges including improper handling of a weapon in a motor vehicle and speed, according to Willoughby Hills Police Chief Matthew Naegele.

Naegele says his officers arrested Layne following the 1:20 a.m. traffic stop Friday.

Layne was in Willoughby Municipal Court Friday morning to face charges. He is out on $5,000 bond.

Layne was a wide receiver at Cleveland’s Benedictine High School and  played at Michigan State.  He was drafted by the Steelers in 2019.

The I-TEAM reached out to the Steelers about the matter but have not heard back.

Justin Layne is due back in court next month.

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