The agent for Steelers kicker Jeff Reed said his client will fight charges stemming from his arrest outside a North Shore bar Sunday night.
Authorities said Reed, 30, attempted to fight Pittsburgh police officers hours after helping the Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns at nearby Heinz Field. It was his second scrape with the law in eight months.
A police report stated that Reed "squared up with (an officer) by bringing his fists up and going into a fighter's stance." Within seconds, officers gang-tackled the two-time Super Bowl champion and placed him under arrest.
Reed is charged with simple assault and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, as well as disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
Donal Henderson, Reed's Atlanta-based agent, said the police report is untrue.