Sanders fired as anti-littering spokesman

June 12, 2012 at 1:53 PM

PITTSBURGH, June 12 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders was fired as spokesman of a group's anti-littering campaign when his past littering offense came to light.

David Mazza, regional director for the Pennsylvania Resources Council, said Sanders was fired as spokesman of the anti-littering campaign, which is supported by Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, after officials discovered Sanders had admitted to a littering offense in November 2010, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Tuesday.

"We would certainly not have used him as a spokesman for the campaign had we known," Mazza said.

Sanders and receiver Antonio Brown admitted to littering charges after they were found to have abandoned empty boxes near a trash container.

"We certainly want to hear his side of the story," Mazza said.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Man named 'Something Long and Complicated' proves identity to Facebook
Montreal man's political posters: 'I just wanted a sign'
Audit: Scientists in Antarctica prone to alcohol-fueled fights, indecent exposure
Alaska Airlines misplaced its own CEO's luggage
Semi truck caught on camera crossing South Carolina flood waters