Former Steeler owns two homes that were busted for drugs


According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, former Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend owns two homes that were recently busted for drug activity.

The former Steelers cornerback who owns a Mount Washington home that was the site of a drug bust this summer also owns a property in Ross where police arrested people on drug charges last year.

Deshea Townsend, 38, has not been implicated in either case and could not be reached for comment. A spokesman for Mississippi State University, where Mr. Townsend works as a coach, referred requests to Mr. Townsend’s lawyer. His lawyer, Robert G. Del Greco Jr., released a statement on Mr. Townsend’s behalf Wednesday evening.

The statement read in part: “Although Deshea Townsend has not been associated with the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2010, he continues to own investment property in the Pittsburgh area. The properties in question were the subject of a lease agreement executed though a leasing agent. Mr. Townsend employs a rental agent to conduct his affairs regarding this property and in no way is associated with the activities that may have occurred [at] properties rented by him to others. He is not the target or a person of interest in any criminal investigation.”

The problem with renting a home that you own,  you don’t necessarily know what people are doing behind closed doors.