Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne has been released from a jail in Lake County, Ohio after his early Friday morning arrest, but faces a felony charge for a firearm he was carrying in his vehicle.
Layne, according to the police report, was pulled over just after 3 a.m. on Friday in Willoughby Hills, Ohio on suspicion of speeding. It was then discovered that the former third-round draft pick out of Michigan State was driving with a suspended license. There was a warrant out for his arrest from a neighboring community.
A loaded handgun was also found in Layne’s vehicle, according to the report, which would be a violation of Ohio’s laws regarding the transportation of firearms. Layne now faces a fourth-degree felony charge, which can include a minimum sentence of six months’ imprisonment.
The Steelers have made it known that they’re aware of Layne’s incident and that they are still gathering information. The organization did not have a further comment at the time.
Layne saw a judge Friday morning and was released on a personal bond. His next court date is scheduled for May 5, according to court records.