Steelers' Layne arrested on firearms charge

Washington (AFP) –

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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne was arrested on Friday Ohio police on charges including improper transportation of a firearm in a vehicle.

Layne was also arrested on charges of speeding and driving with a suspended license by police in Willoughby Hills, a suburb of Cleveland, where Layne was born and raised.

Police found a loaded gun in a center storage area of Layne's car. Layne, police said, admitted the gun was his and registered to him, saying he had forgotten it was there.

Layne, 23, was a third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He has made 25 tackles over 26 career NFL games.

He was briefly on the Covid-19 reserve list before last season.

A Steelers spokesman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the team was aware of the incident and still gathering information.