Steelers Kicker Reed Not Happy About the Lack of a Long Term Deal

Jeff Reed is quickly showing his unhappiness with his one-year deal from the Steelers that will make him $2.8 million for the 2010 season.

The sometimes ‘wild child’ kicker who has a tendency off the field to beat up public restrooms and make not so good decisions says that he is “extremely” disappointed that the Steelers did not sign him to a long term deal before camp.

Reed spoke out at camp about the lack of a deal, as the Steelers took the field for training camp to get ready for the 2010 season.

“I’m not going to point anyone out or any statement out, but, yeah, I was told one thing and another thing happened,” Reed said Saturday. “I understand business moves, but I’m not a big fan of lying.”

This from a guy the Steelers have stood by despite his off the field problems, which include having a go at it with cops outside a bar in October of 2009. Those charges were eventually dropped.

Then of course there was the time he beat up a towel dispenser at a Sheetz and once again the Steelers stood by him.

So now, he’s making only (in his mind) $2.8 million, and he says it’s not enough. No offense to Reed, but the Steelers are not going to give him $4 million a year like he wants, and the kicker should just keep quiet and do what he does best – kick.

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One Response to “Steelers Kicker Reed Not Happy About the Lack of a Long Term Deal”

  1. BleedingBlackAndGold says:

    It’s a shame not more kickers can’t kick at Heinz field. This guy should have been shown the door long ago (like someone else).