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.