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Kicker Reed Arrested for Public Intoxication

Seems that the celebration for beating the Browns last night lasted well in the night, as kicker Jeff Reed was cited for public intoxication:

Pittsburgh police arrested Steelers kicker Jeff Reed last night after he tried to come to the aid of a teammate being cited for urinating in public, Sgt. Tina Davidson said.

Police responded to an unrelated incident at McFadden’s, a North Shore bar and restaurant across a parking lot from Heinz Field, around 9 p.m., Davidson said. While there, officers spotted a man urinating outside a white sport utility vehicle and began to give the man — identified as Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth — a ticket when Reed exited the vehicle, Davidson said.

“The officers told him several times to get back in the vehicle, but he did not listen,” Davidson said. “Mr. Reed then squared up with an officer by bringing his fists up.”

Officers tackled Reed and cuffed him at the scene, Davidson said.

“He smelled of a strong odor of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated,” Davidson said.

Reed, 30, was charged with simple assault and resisting arrest, both misdemeanor counts, as well as disorderly conduct and public intoxication. No court dates have been set.

Reed was released to a family member at the scene.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. DrGeorge

    October 20, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Maybe Jeff isn’t the best choice for “Put Your Best Foot Forward”? Come on, guys. You’re not in high school anymore.

  2. Dan

    October 22, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I think this just about seals Reed’s fate as far as his future with the Steelers goes. He’s at the end of his contract, and his off-field antics will undoubtedly influence the Rooney’s decision on whether to bring him back or not.

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