Atlanta Falcons running back Verron Haynes, who was not at the team’s organized team activities on Wednesday, had a pretrial conference on charges for writing bad checks, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Haynes, a former University of Georgia standout, played for the Steelers for six seasons. He didn’t play last season and was signed by the Falcons on April 29.
Haynes, 30, is set to go to trial on September 16 for writing a bad check to a luxury car dealership in the Pittsburgh area. He allegedly passed bad checks worth $70,000.
The Falcons would not comment on Haynes’ personal situation.
Haynes, 5-9, 222 pounds, played two seasons at Georgia, and might be best known for catching a game-winning touchdown pass at Tennessee in 2001, a play made famous by radio voice Larry Munson “hobnailed boot” call. That season Haynes led Georgia in rushing with 691 yards.
Haynes also played at North Springs High School, and he was a fifth-round draft choice of the Steelers in the 2002 draft.
As a public service, here's that call from his college days...
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