Steelers Cut Kameron Kelly After Fight With Cops, Arrest At Bar

The Pittsburgh Steelers released Kameron Kelly on Friday hours after he was arrested for fighting with police at a bar.

Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Steelers released safety Kameron Kelly on Friday just hours after he was arrested for fighting with police at a bar.

The incident began in the early hours of Dec. 20 when an employee of Mario’s South Side Saloon asked a Pittsburgh police officer to escort Kelly out of the bar, according to the Associated Press.

The officer, who was working an authorized detail at the bar, asked Kelly to leave the premises and the 23-year-old National Football League (NFL) player became confrontational, CNN reported.

The criminal complaint said the employee told police that Kelly had threatened a bar employee for skipping his song on the jukebox.

While police were talking to Kelly outside the bar, an officer accidentally stepped on the foot of a woman who was with the football player, the Associate Press reported.

According to the complaint, Kelly puffed up and went toe-to-toe with an officer and threatened him.

Several police officers intervened in the altercation and Kelly struggled and resisted efforts to be controlled, CNN reported.

The complaint said one of the officers said he punched Kelly in the face several times in an attempt to defuse the situation as a crowd was starting to gather, the Associated Press reported.

The tactic worked and Kelly rolled over and put his hands above his head so police could take him into custody.

He was transported to the hospital and treated for a busted lip before he was taken to jail, according to CNN.

Police later learned that Kelly had previously caused altercations with employees of the bar.

Kelly was charged with two counts of making terroristic threats and one count of resisting arrest, CNN reported.

The safety was making $495,000 with the Steelers this year.

Although his playing time had been reduced since the Steelers acquired Minkah Fitzpatrick in a trade, Kelly had played 14 games and started in one game for Pittsburgh this season, according to ESPN.

He made one interception.

Kelly played for San Diego State University from 2014 through 2017 and made nine interceptions during his college career, ESPN reported.

Comments (13)
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flybynight
flybynight

Nearly $500,000 down the tubes, and for what? Couldn't follow a simple order. That must be the only bar in town. 🙄

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

When the DA's, judges and defense attorneys have the wrath focused on them, perhaps, perhaps they will start locking up these self serving, disgusting pieces of trash. They have nothing to offer society except heartache and the deaths of officers and those families having to cope without them. When will the attack on LEO's stop? When these thugs are done away with. Take it any way you wish.

bryantrent
bryantrent

No team won't sign him

NomonK
NomonK

The National Felons League wouldn't have cared if it just hadn't gotten in the news.

RunCop
RunCop

Thug......move along nothing (new) to see here.

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

Two words. DUMB FUCK !!!!!

Another Thought
Another Thought

At least he didn't beat up his girlfriend and leave bruises on her arms. Oh wait. .another player already did that and got off scott free. Well then, good thing he wasn't minding his business in his own house. They would have killed him for sure then.

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

Typical for the National Felon League.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

LCD’s cousin

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another underworked, overpaid, entitled member of the National Felon League being an idiot. Sad

Nnfdret
Nnfdret

Do you really think the NFL was that quick to release this player. This player was already slated to be cut from the team. It would be nice if the NFL were to act like this article suggests. Our young people look up to the players as role models and they should be held to a higher standard. Hopefully the NFL has learned a thing or two since the kneeling incident caused so much loss in revenue.