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Former Steelers CB Arrested after Hit and Run in Florida




Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Tim McKyer has been arrested in Florida on several hit-and-run charges, according to court documents.

McKyer, 60, was arrested on Monday in Palm Beach County, Florida and charged with five counts of leaving the scene of a crashed. FOX News first reported the incident.

McKyer has been accused of crashing his car into five parked vehicles in the parking garage of a housing complex in Riviera Beach, Florida. The police report says that security cameras footage caught McKyer being involved in the crash and then leaving the garage on foot.

The arresting officer, after interviewing McKyer, said that he smelled the odor of alcohol on his breath, and that McKyer was “not aware of an accident that occurred.” McKyer was not charged with DUI. He has a court date on March 4.

The journeyman McKyer played one season with the Steelers in 1994, playing in all 16 games and making two starts as a veteran depth defensive back. The indelible image from McKyer’s tenure in Pittsburgh was his emotional reaction to giving up a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers in the 1994 AFC Championship Game, a game the Steelers went on to lose.

Head coach Bill Cowher never blamed McKyer for the loss, and the Steelers paid him his bonuses for the season, even though he ended up falling a bit short of the numbers. The Steelers left him unprotected in the expansion draft the following season, and former Steelers defensive coordinator Dom Capers took McKyer with him to the Carolina Panthers.

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A third-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 1986 NFL Draft, he won two Super Bowls in San Francisco and a third with the Denver Broncos in 1997, after which he called it quits. In his 12-year NFL career, McKyer also played for the Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions.

A native of Orlando, Florida, McKyer attended high school in Port Arthur, Texas and then played college football at Texas-Arlington at the Division I-AA level. The UT-A program closed after his final season in 1985, but there has been momentum for the program to return in recent years.