PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In a Get Marty exclusive, it now appears as if a former Pittsburgh Steelers running back is apologizing for what is described as a significant amount of illegal graffiti on local bike trails.
Nearly 50 “illegal” graffiti tags on the trails of the Great Allegheny Passage have a striking similarity to the art of former Steelers running back Baron Batch.READ MORE: Person Hit, Killed By Driver Of Vehicle In Monroeville On Route 22
Now, Batch is apparently speaking out on his website.
On his blog, he says, “Great artists paint on things. And sometimes great artists paint on things they aren’t supposed to. As some of you have recently heard, I broke the rules.”
Batch goes on to say, “I left my tags directly on the trail to ensure that they were seen by every cyclist that rode over them.”
He also says, “None of it was meant to be disrespectful, but simply to inspire. I am sorry. I did break the rules. I will not be tagging on the trails anymore.READ MORE: New York Real Estate Company Considering Turning Former GNC Headquarters Into Apartments
“I am not a bad person, but I am a renegade,” says Batch.
Meantime, police sources tell KDKA’s Marty Griffin that there are nearly 50 similar tags on the trail. Police sources confirm they are investigating.
KDKA tried to reach out to Batch and his publicist. We did not receive a return phone call.MORE NEWS: 'People Are Starting To Be A Little Careless:' Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Climbing Again Across Pennsylvania
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