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



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. 

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.