Steelers kicker arrested after towel tussle

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Steelers kicker Jeff Reed was cited with disorderly conduct early this morning after damaging a towel dispenser at a Sheetz convenience store in Westmoreland County.

Pennsylvania State Police reported today that Mr. Reed, 29, was in the restroom of the convenience store on Route 22 in New Alexandria at 2:50 a.m. when he began making loud noises, then "used profane language towards a Sheetz employee stating that there were no towels in the restroom.

"Reed continued using profane language in a loud manner outside the store," police said. "Reed caused damage to a towel dispenser as he was infuriated at the fact that there were no towels in it."

Police issued summary citations for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief to Mr. Reed. A hearing date has not been set.


Tim McNulty can be reached at tmcnulty@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1581.


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