Steelers CB A. Blake arrested on public intoxication charges


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TMZ.com reports, Steelers CB Antwon Blake was arrested in California this past weekend for public intoxication.

According to the report, Blake was arrested by local police in Oceanside, CA early Sunday morning for walking around intoxicated outside of bars in the downtown area. Also according to the report the local law enforcement held Blake to allow him to sober up before releasing him.

“UNACCEPTABLE”! Although this may seem like a small infraction, it is still an infraction that the Steelers organization is not known to put up with.

The Pittsburgh Steelers recently gave restricted free agent cornerback Antwon Blake a one-year tender to the tune of $1.5 million dollars. How does Blake repay the Steelers in the short term? By getting arrested for public drunkenness in a city I am very familiar with, and know that no good comes out of it after hours.

Although Blake stepped in and played well for the injured Ike Taylor last season, it does not give him the right to act like an off season idiot. What he truly needs to understand is that he is replaceable like anyone else, and that his actions falls on the shoulders of the organization as well as us as fans.

Under the NFL’s new personal conduct policy players being arrested can find themselves facing punishment by Roger Goodell and the league office. And we all know that we don’t want any Steelers punishment handed out by that tyrant.

The Steelers released the following statement regarding Blake’s arrest, “We are aware of the report and are still gathering information,” per Steelers spokesperson Burt Lauten. “We will have no further comment at this time.”

Well, I have a comment. I get disgusted by any athlete unable to stay out of the public’s eye by doing things they know may be detrimental to themselves and their respective teams. Even more so when it is an athlete from my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brian Christopher Jenkins