August 23, 2014
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says kicker Jeff Reed will play in Sunday's home game against the Minnesota Vikings despite a recent brush with the law.
Reed is charged with simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness for allegedly scuffling with Pittsburgh police outside a bar near Heinz Field in the hours after Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns.
Police were citing Reed's teammate Matt Spaeth (spayth) for allegedly urinating outside the bar when Reed intervened. Police say Reed took a "fighting stance" and challenged the officers. Reed's agent denies that.
Reed is expected to receive a court summons in the mail.
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