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Old 08-07-2006, 10:32 PM   #1
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Brooks apologizes, denies fleeing police

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Offensive lineman Barrett Brooks apologized to the Pittsburgh Steelers for his weekend arrest on charges he fled from police on his motorcycle, but said the chase resulted from miscommunication and not any wrongdoing.

The 34-year-old backup lineman for the Super Bowl champions was charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, driving at an unsafe speed and other traffic violations Sunday. He was taken to Allegheny County Jail, according to Pittsburgh police Sgt. Dennis Washington.

Police said Brooks drove recklessly around a police car and didn't stop, causing officers to chase him for about five minutes. Brooks also drove through a red traffic light and a stop sign, Washington said.

Brooks wasn't intoxicated, but wasn't wearing a helmet while on his motorcycle, police said.

Brooks said he immediately called Steelers officials to tell them what happened. He said he felt bad for team owner Dan Rooney and his family and told his teammates he was sorry.

"I apologize to the Rooneys. Their family is a great family and they believe in not doing stuff like this, but I really didn't do anything," Brooks said Monday. "Once things come to fruition here, we'll be all right."

Brooks was reluctant to discuss details, but said he didn't stop for the policeman because he didn't see him.

"Like I said, once everything is over with I'll say something. But right now ... there's really nothing to say," Brooks said. "I was just riding a motorcycle, and that was it, that was the extent of it."

Several Steelers players were asked what Brooks said, but declined to talk about it.

"I reached out to everybody on the team, my teammates, my coaches and everybody else," Brooks said. "I explained to them the situation, apologized for any negative attention brought to them. Eighty percent of the league knows me. I'm a down-to-earth guy, I would never put myself in a situation to do something like this. There was a total miscommunication. It just wasn't the way it's said. All the stuff that's been said is totally misinterpreted."

Brooks has been an NFL lineman since 1995, playing for the Philadelphia Eagles (1995-98), Detroit Lions (1999-2000), Green Bay Packers (2002) and Steelers (2004-05). He didn't play in 2001 and 2003 after being cut during training camp. He played mostly on special teams last season, but also filled in at guard and tackle.

Brooks is the second Steelers player in two months to attract attention for not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle in Pittsburgh.

Star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger broke his jaw, nose and some orbital bones and sustained a concussion in a June 12 motorcycle crash in which he was cited for not wearing a helmet. He did not miss any training camp time because of the accident.

It is legal to ride a motorcycle in Pennsylvania without a helmet, but only if the driver has a motorcycle license. Police said Roethlisberger lacked the license, and was issued $388 in fines for not having the license and not wearing a helmet.
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:45 PM   #2
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you would think there would be something in their contracts about wearing a helmet while riding.
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:46 PM   #3
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same excuse a lot of guys give...

"i didn't see you..."
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:38 AM   #4
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that's bullshit that he didn't see the cop...he can atleast hear the siren.

"....charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, driving at an unsafe speed and other traffic violations ..." These are pretty much the same charges the rider that was hit by the police cruiser was charged with, he got 5 yrs. I bet Brooks won't even get jail time.

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money cures most legal ailments..........

poor gentleman goes to jail for 3 years for punching a older man..seattle (1997)

OJ doenst get $h!+ after he murdered ......cmon guys, he did it.
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money cures most legal ailments..........

poor gentleman goes to jail for 3 years for punching a older man..seattle (1997)

OJ doenst get $h!+ after he murdered ......cmon guys, he did it.
OJ's a murderer
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Jayson Williams, former nets, must not be rich enough or else he'd be done with his legal problems.
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He didnt hear or see the cop?? Aint that what a lot of peeps have as their "excuse"? More like I got a fast bike- I will just lose them in the traffic.
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poor gentleman goes to jail for 3 years for punching a older man..seattle (1997)

OJ doenst get $h!+ after he murdered ......cmon guys, he did it.
lots of trust in your legal system it's a shame that someone can get aqquitted and people still says the person did. that's pretty whiy even have a trial??? this is the same system people put trust to put people to death or pu tthem in jail and you guys don't believe in it??
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I think its possible that he didn't know the cop was there
I think its possible that he did know and didnt care.
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i think if he was going so fast that he didn't hear, thats his prob. and what happened shoulda happened.
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i think if he was going so fast that he didn't hear, thats his prob. and what happened shoulda happened.
lol good think you don't LOOK like a hole or you'd really be ****ed. :laughing6
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