Cops Raid Home Of Former Steeler, Find Mucho Drugs And A Live Chicken

  • Rick Chandler

And now presenting my favorite paragraph of the day, found over at Pro Football Talk. Really, it’s sad because of the content, and a delight due to the end of the graph:

Police in the Pittsburgh area arrested two men as part of a drug bust Sunday night in the home of Mississippi State cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend. Police seized 1,500 bricks of heroin (75,000 stamped bags), 16 firearms, more than $100,000 in cash and jewelry, two luxury vehicles, Cuban cigars and a live chicken.

As anyone who is involved in the high-volume drug trade knows, the Cuban cigars are for celebration, and the chicken is for alerting you when someone is in the yard. Or for comedy relief.

Townsend, a former player for the Pittsburgh Steelers who joined the Mississippi State coaching staff in 2013, has not been connected to the drug bust, and it’s not clear if he will be. All that authorities are saying is that he owns the home that was raided.

The names of the two men arrested are Price Montgomery and James Perrin. Townsend had no previous relationship with the men arrested a Mississippi State spokesperson told the Clarion-Ledger.