A local Pittsburgh anti-littering campaign had been using Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders in an ad, presumably to help convince Yinzers to stop leaving Terrible Towels and Primanti takeout containers strewn across the area’s pristine industrial ruins. But it appears that the forces of do-goodery will need a new public face in the war against litterbugs because they had to sever ties with Manny Sanders because he was cited and fined for – what else? – littering. Oh, the ironing is delicious.
Sanders, 25, and Antonio Brown, 23, pleaded guilty Monday in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court to leaving boxes beside a private Dumpster on West Warrington Avenue in Beltzhoover. A judge fined each $300 plus court costs.
The Pennsylvania Resources Council partnered with the mayor’s office on the anti-litter campaign, which included a television ad featuring Sanders encouraging people not to litter. David Mazza, regional director for the council, said Monday that it is pulling Sanders’ ad until it could talk to him.
“I think littering is more throwing trash on the ground and knowing that you’re wrong for it,” Sanders said. “I actually put the trash in the trash can. That’s the big difference.”
I will say that’s a pretty weak violation to get fined for. That stuff was going to be disposed of properly anyway. Curse you, Western PA Anti-Litter Nazis. You’ve turned a once idealistic crusader into yet another jaded opponent of the Nanny State.
[Balls up blog post and tosses in the river]
[Watches "In The Bag" for the eight millionth time]
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran inside linebacker Brandon Johnson to the roster on Wednesday and immediately the status of 2010 fifth round draft pick Stevenson Sylvester is called into question.
The first thing that you have to keep in mind is that the Steelers are apparently down three linebacker bodies at mini-camp as James Harrison, Jason Worilds and Sylvester are sidelined...
The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their mandatory mini-camp on Thursday and General Manager Kevin Colbert joined 105.9 The X afterwards to answer several questions.
One of the questions that Colbert was asked pertained to free agent tackle Max Starks, who continues to rehab his surgically repaired right knee after tearing his ACL in the AFC Wild Card Game against the Denver Broncos...
With the 2012 off-season practices now in the rear-view mirror, several are asking why Pittsburgh Steelers first round draft pick David DeCastro still hasn't been signed. The short answer is minor details and the long answer likely has something to do with whether the guaranteed amounts in the contract are "offset", per Andrew Brandt on Twitter.
Basically offsets mean...
The Pittsburgh Steelers opened mini-camp today in preparation for the 2012 season. Of course, the big news of the day was expected as Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace did not report. The restricted free agent has still not signed his RFA tender and looks to continue his holdout by missing these five mandatory sessions. Besides the Wallace story, the focus turned to the Steelers...
Pittsburgh Steelers mini-camp continued today, again without Mike Wallace who is not endearing himself to neither fans nor ownership with his holdout in protest of the RFA tender he was extended. While Coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger expect Wallace to sign his offer sheet and report sooner rather than later, there is still a lot of time left before the regular...
Day 2 of the Steelers 3 day mini camp offered up both a morning and afternoon practice. The final day tomorrow will just be a light workout or “hat practice” as some players call it. They will break after that and not meet again as a team until they report to Latrobe on July 25th for training camp.
While there wasn’t a whole lot of news coming out of today’s workouts, there...
Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter believes that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall could be back sooner rather than later.
#Steelers beat writer @dlolleyor on Mendenhall: “Looks like he’s in great shape. It looks like he’ll be back sooner rather than later.”
— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) June 13, 2012
Of course Mendenhall is currently working hard...
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert isn't planning to reduce the team's offer to wide receiver Mike Wallace. Wallace, a restricted free agent who hasn't signed his contract tender offer of one-year, $2.742 million because he wants a long-term deal, isn't working out with the team or guaranteed he'll report to training camp. Even so, Wallace won't be...
Season 2, Episode 117 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd unavailable today, I fly solo in the first part of the show and recap everything that was notable that happened this past week. I start off with passing on the news that NFL.com will now include the All-22 view of every play in their 2012 Game Rewind Plus Package. It is hard to hide my excitement about this....
Who are the 10 best QBs in the storied history of the Pittsburgh Steelers? Who is #1 Terry Bradshaw or Ben Roethlisberger? Vote in the poll.
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Dear Mr. Roger Goodell,
Last season I brought to your attention that the NFL photo store was selling pictures of a concussed Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy sitting on the ground following the hit made by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison in the fourth quarter of the week 14 game. You do remember that play, don't you? It was the one that resulted in you suspending...
According to ESPN’s John Clayton, there hasn’t been any progress between the Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Mike Wallace with regards to getting a new contract done. The Steelers at this point remain optimistic that they’ll get something done.
I don’t think the Steelers or Wallace will get close to working out a new contract until we get closer to...
Former Pittsburgh Steelers great Terry Bradshaw made a guest appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Like other retired players, Bradshaw stated that if he had a son he wouldn’t allow him to play football in the modern-day NFL.
“If I had a son today, and I would say this to all our audience and our viewers out there, I would not let him play football...
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