DB Kelly arrested for threats; released by Steelers

CLEVELAND OH- NOVEMBER 14 Kameron Kelly #29 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up prior to the start of the game against the Cleveland Browns at First Energy Stadium

Kelly, who played his collegiate football at San Diego State, actually began his professional playing career in the now defunct Alliance of American Football League, playing both wide receiver and defensive back.

And on Friday, their season suffered another unfortunate dent when it was announced safety Kameron Kelly was arrested outside a local bar in the early hours for making terroristic threats and resisting arrest, reports say.

Police claimed in the criminal complaint that they were called to Mario's South Side Saloon, where Kelly was allegedly upset because the jukebox did not play the song he requested. Kelly told police the woman was with him and became aggressive with officers, according to the complaint. Police say the employee told them Kelly had threatened to punch him for skipping Kelly's selection on the jukebox. Outside the bar, the officer on scene said he accidentally stepped on a woman's foot, and Kelly responded aggressively, saying it was "his girl". The officer then punched Kelly in the face multiple times to "gain control" of the situation, according to court paperwork, and Kelly was arrested.

Several other police officers tried to pull Kelly away while the officer attempted an arrest, the document states.

Kelly was eventually arrested. and according to court docs, he was hit with two misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats and one misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

Shortly after the report was released, the Steelers made a quick decision about Kelly's fate.

Kelly had played in all 14 games for the Steelers this season with most of his action coming on special teams.

The Steelers visit the New York Jets on Sunday, but Kelly has already been released and will not travel with the team.



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