Cornerback Artie Burns, of the Pittsburgh Steelers, had a pretty rough week last week. After being arrested and released for driving with a suspended license, the 22-year-old knows he needs to move on, and quickly.
How is he going to do that? By focusing on what really matters: getting ready for the 2017 season.
In his first public posting since his arrest, Burns put up the following video of a 5 a.m. pool workout Sunday morning, apparently to reaffirm his commitment to staying focused on football amidst a lot of unwanted attention:
Burns was driving with expired plates in Miami, which is why he was initially stopped by police. His charge was related to over $1,000 in unpaid traffic tickets Burns has accumulated, and his failure to appear at a mandatory court hearing. He was released Friday evening after his arrest.
The 25th overall pick in last year's draft looked good this spring and appears set to improve on his rookie season. Burns signed a four-year, $14 million rookie contract with Pittsburgh last year.
The University of Miami prospect best known for his size and speed. He recorded 65 tackles and 3 interceptions in 16 games last season.
The Steelers have no made an official statement regarding the incident.
Burns himself certainly won't forget this sage piece of advice now that he has to play himself out from under this unfortunate controversy:
He'll probably spend just a little extra time focusing on paying his parking fines on time, too.
Source: Artie Burns - Twitter · Photo Credit: KEYSTONE PRESS