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Steelers CB Justin Layne Released on Bond, Faces Felony Handgun Charge

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Steelers cornerback Justin Layne has been released from jail in Lake County, Ohio after his early morning arrest on Friday, but faces a felony charge for a firearm he was carrying in his vehicle.

Layne was pulled over just after 3 a.m. on Friday in Willoughby Hills, Ohio on suspicion of speeding, according to a criminal complaint. It was then discovered that he was driving with a suspended license and there was a warrant out for his arrest from a neighboring community.

A loaded handgun was found in Layne’s vehicle, which would be a violation of Ohio’s laws regarding the transportation of firearms. Layne faces a fourth-degree felony charge, which can include a minimum sentence of six months of imprisonment. Layne will have a hearing on May 5, according to court documents. 

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The 23-year-old cornerback is a Cleveland native. He was selected by the Steelers out of Michigan State in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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