MIAMI (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns was arrested in Miami overnight.
According to a Miami Herald report, Burns, 22, was charged with driving with a suspended license after being pulled over by police for having expired plates.
Burns, a native of Miami, also reportedly had not paid more than $1,000 in traffic tickets and failed to show up for a court date.
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Outside of the legal consequences, could there be any punishment from the NFL?
The league’s conduct policy allows discipline for criminal offenses, but those are specifically for violent behavior, fraud and money laundering, or drug related offenses, but not for anything traffic-related.
Burns is expected to start at cornerback this season after starting nine games last year as a rookie.