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WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (WJW) – Pittsburgh Steelers player Justin Layne entered a guilty plea on a reduced charge following his arrest last month.
Layne was arrested on April 23.
According to Willoughby Hills police, an officer was conducting a traffic enforcement operation and stopped a Dodge Charger traveling through a 60 mph zone at 89 mph.
Layne, 23, who is from Cleveland was identified as the driver.
Police say Layne had a suspended license and also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for a failure to appear on a traffic violation in another community.
A search of the car found a loaded Glock 9 mm pistol in the center console, police said.
Layne is not a licensed concealed carry permit holder in Ohio.
Layne was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, which is a felony.
However, in a plea hearing on Wednesday, the charge was reduced to possessing criminal tools.
He entered a guilty plea and the other charges were dropped.
He was sentenced to a fine, 180 days in jail suspended, he’ll be on probation for 6 months and is required to take a gun safety course.