Pittsburgh Steelers CB Justin Layne arrested, faces felony gun Control


Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne was detained Friday morning.

Layne was detained on suspicion of felony transportation of a firearm interior a car, according to prison records in Lake County, Ohio. He was likewise charged with two misdemeanors — driving with a suspended license and exceeding speed limits. Layne was booked just after 3 a.m. Friday. He’s currently awaiting a preliminary court hearing.

The Steelers drafted Layne in the next round of this 2019 draft out of Michigan State. The 23-year-old appeared in 16 games last year and had 22 total tackles. Layne’s arrest happened less than 20 miles north of Cleveland, where he went to high school.

No additional details concerning the arrest were quickly available.