Report: Former MSU DB, current Pittsburgh Steeler agrees to plea deal following gun charge
Former Michigan State defensive back and current member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Justin Layne, has reached a plea deal to resolve a gun charge that stems from an April 23 traffic stop.
According to USA Today, Layne was stopped in Ohio last month and was arrested on a fourth-degree felony charge of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle when police located a loaded firearm in his car. That charge, however, was dropped when he pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing criminal tools and two traffic violations.
Per the report from USA Today, Layne has received a suspended 180-day jail sentence, will serve six months on probation and must participate in 32 hours of community service.
More details regarding the situation can be found here.
Layne was a third-round selection by the Steelers out of Michigan State during the 2019 NFL Draft. He played in 16 games for Pittsburgh during the 2020 campaign, making 22 total tackles.