Outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo is still a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers as of Tuesday morning following him being arrested Sunday and charged with assault after a dispute with his girlfriend at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. However, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert did release a statement Tuesday addressing Chickillo’s situation.
“In regard to the recent incident involving Anthony Chickillo, we will continue to gather information, and we will fully cooperate with the NFL’s investigation. Any discipline involving the player will be determined after the gathering of further information from law enforcement and the League Office.”
According to numerous reports, police said they received a domestic disturbance call at 1:40 a.m. on Sunday. What started as an argument between Chickillo and his girlfriend, Alysha Newman, allegedly became physical. Chickillo reportedly “grabbed both arms and forced her against the wall, then threw her on the ground.
Chickillo was arraigned Sunday and released on a $10,000 unsecured bond. He was charged with simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief, according to court documents obtained by CNN.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will meet the media Tuesday at noon and it will be interesting to see if he answers any questions regarding Chickillo.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said on Monday that the league “will look into the (Chickillo) matter.” It is possible Chickillo could be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list and not be allowed to play for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Chickillo was instructed by the team to not report to the team’s practice facility on Monday because of his arrest over the weekend, per Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten.