On Monday afternoon, news surfaced that the home of former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend was raided. That resulted in two adults being arrested in a drug bust.
According to a report from KDKA, 1,500 bricks of heroin was discovered by the DEA and authorities involved in the raid.
Along with the drugs, the authorities found 16 guns, more than $100,000 in cash, jewelry, cigars, cars and even a live chicken, because why not.
It is important to note that Townsend was not present at the home at the time of the arrest, because he is currently coaching at Mississippi State as the team’s cornerbacks coach.
The two men arrested were 33-year-old Price Montgomery and 35-year-old James Perrin.
Whether or not Townsend had any idea that the drugs, cash or live chicken were at his home remains to be seen, but the authorities will continue to look into the situation.
While trafficking drugs and possessing that much heroin is certainly reason for concern — especially in the Pittsburgh community — we can’t help but to focus on the live chicken and why the poultry was present.