Steelers' Justin Layne arrested after police find loaded gun during traffic stop: reports

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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne was reportedly arrested early Friday morning on a number of charges, including a felony firearm charge, after police say they found a loaded gun in the center console of his car. 

Layne, 23, is facing one charge of felony transportation of a firearm inside of a vehicle and two misdemeanor charges of driving with a suspended license and driving over the speed limit after he was pulled over just outside of Cleveland, according to multiple reports.

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Willoughby Police Chief Matt Naegele told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Layne was pulled over at around 1:20 a.m. after he was caught driving nearly 30 mph over the speed limit.

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Officers discovered that Layne was driving with a suspended license and had a warrant after failing to appear in court for a previous traffic stop, Naegele said. Police also allegedly saw a loaded 9mm Glock and marijuana residue in plain view. 

A spokesperson for the Steelers told the Post-Gazette they are aware of the incident and are still gathering information.

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Layne was drafted in the third round by the Steelers in 2019 out of Michigan State. He has totaled 25 tackles in 26 NFL games.

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