Steelers’ Jeff Reed Charged with Disorderly Conduct

Let’s hope this is the worst thing that happens to Super Bowl champion Pittsuburgh Steelers in the off-season.

Jeff Reed, two-time Super Bowl champion, one of the greatest field goal kickers in the NFL, allegedly went bonkers when he discovered that a towel dispenser at  a gas station was empty.

Yup.  For real.  Police say the kicker attacked a towel dispenser.

From WTEA in Pittsburgh:

According to a state police press release, Reed damaged a towel dispenser inside the men’s room at a Sheetz gas station on Route 22 in New Alexandria after he became infuriated that it did not contain towels.

Store employees told state police that they heard Reed “banging on something and that it was really loud.” The employees said Reed then left the bathroom “using profane language in a loud manner” and stating that there were no towels in the restroom.

State police cited Reed with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, which carry a maximum fine of $300 and 90 days in jail each.

We have a guy in our town who insists any mention of his name in the press is a good thing.  He’s a chronic pol, always running for office, often running for more than one office at a time.

I have always disagreed with this shallow philosophy.

I suspect Jeff Reed would disagree as well.  I would not want to be in the kicker’s shoes when he faces Mike Tomlin.