Steeler’s cornerback Justin Layne, 23, is arrested for improper use of a firearm

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Steelers cornerback Justin Layne, 23, is arrested for improper handling of a firearm after police found a 9mm gun in his car during a traffic stop for ‘speeding at 89mph in a 60mph zone’

  • Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne faces firearms charge and could face up to 18 months in prison after being arrested for speeding Friday morning
  • The 23-year-old was arrested in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, around 3 a.m. when he was caught driving in a 100 mph zone with two employees in the car.
  • Police say a 9mm Glock pistol was discovered by officers in the center console. Layne reportedly had no license for the gun
  • He is charged with speeding, driving with a suspended driver’s license and improper handling of a firearm, a fourth degree felony with an 18-month prison sentence
  • According to the arrest report, Layne made several phone calls while in the police cruiser. “Maybe they’ll get me for the gun,” he reportedly told one person
  • Police say they found marijuana in the car, but no charges have been filed
  • Layne is the second NFL cornerback to be recently arrested on a firearms load in the Cleveland area, after the New Orleans Saints’ Marshon Lattimore

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne is facing a firearms charge and a possible 18-month jail term after being arrested Friday morning for speeding near his native Cleveland.

The 23-year-old was stopped in Willoughby Hills, Ohio at around 3 a.m. when he was caught driving 89 mph in a 100 mph zone with two employees in the car, according to the DailyMail.com arrest report . Layne already had an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court for another traffic violation and was driving with a suspended driver’s license.

Police say a 9mm Glock pistol was discovered by officers in the center console. Layne reportedly had no license for the gun.

In total, Layne is charged with speeding, driving with a suspended driver’s license and improper handling of a firearm, a fourth degree felony with a possible sentence of 18 months and a fine of $ 5,000. Police say they found marijuana in the car, but no charges have been filed.

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne is facing a firearms charge and a possible 18-month jail term after being arrested Friday morning for speeding near his native Cleveland.  The 23-year-old was detained in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, at around 3am when he was caught driving 89mph in a 60mph zone with two employees in the car, according to the arrest report obtained by DailyMail.com.  Layne had an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear in court for another traffic offense and was driving with a suspended driver's license

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne is facing a firearms charge and a possible 18-month jail term after being arrested Friday morning for speeding near his native Cleveland. The 23-year-old was detained in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, at around 3am when he was caught driving 89mph in a 60mph zone with two employees in the car, according to the arrest report obtained by DailyMail.com. Layne had an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear in court for another traffic offense and was driving with a suspended driver’s license

According to the arrest report, Layne made several phone calls while sitting in the back of the police cruiser. He was recorded saying ‘they can get me for the gun’ and ‘it’s over, I’m going down’, police said.

“They pretend I’m on drugs,” Layne reportedly told an employee on the phone. “I have a blunt.”

A third-round pick from Michigan State in 2019, Layne has not started in his two seasons, but appeared in 26 games.

Layne is the second NFL cornerback to have been arrested in recent weeks on the basis of a firearms charge in the Cleveland area.

Layne, a third round pick from Michigan State in 2019, has not started in his two seasons, but appeared in 26 games in total.

Layne, a third round pick from Michigan State in 2019, has not started in his two seasons, but appeared in 26 games in total.

On March 25, New Orleans Saints star Marshon Lattimore was booked into Cuyohoga County Jail after being picked up by the Cleveland Police Department’s gang investigators. He was eventually charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

Lattimore was arrested with three other men during a traffic stop after Cleveland Police discovered a loaded Glock 19 pistol in the vehicle, a CPD spokeswoman told DailyMail.com.

Lattimore, a passenger in the car, was found to be in possession of a loaded gun, which was later determined to have been stolen from nearby Euclid, Ohio. He was arrested for failing to notify the police of his loaded weapon and for receiving stolen goods.

Recently released camera footage of the police body shows that police discovered the non-holster rifle near Lattimore’s groin while he was in the car.

“You’re going to shoot your shit,” you hear an officer say. “You’ve got to get a holster or you’ll blow you know what.”

Two other passengers, Kenyon Moon and Maurice Walton, were arrested for having guns under a disability, which means they are not allowed to own firearms.

Driver Carl Willis was arrested for improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. He was initially arrested for various offenses, including a broken rear light.

A three-time Pro Bowl roster and 2017 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, Lattimore began his football journey at nearby Glenville High School before progressing to Ohio State and was picked by the Saints in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Marshon Lattimore of New Orleans Saints was arrested in his native Cleveland on March 26 for allegedly receiving a stolen gun.

Marshon Lattimore of New Orleans Saints was arrested in his native Cleveland on March 26 for allegedly receiving a stolen gun.

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