Steelers GM releases statement on Anthony Chickillo after alleged domestic violence incident
The Pittsburgh Steelers addressed the alleged domestic violence incident involving backup linebacker Anthony Chickillo.
Chickillo was arrested on Sunday on a charge of assault towards his girlfriend. The Pittsburgh Gazette reported that he was released on a $10,000 bond after being arrested for the incident that began as a result of an “argument over table games at the Lady Luck Casino at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Wharton around 1:40 a.m.”
The allegations against Chickillo state that he allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by the arm and pusher her against a wall and door.
“Police said the woman reported Chickillo grabbed her by the arm and pushed her against a wall and door in their room. She punched him in the head, and he pushed her to the ground, smashing her cellphone. She locked herself in a bathroom and waited for police to arrive, according to court papers.”
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert released a statement about the alleged incident.
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.
The Steelers will likely need a local law enforcement investigation to take complete before making a decision regarding Chickillo’s future with the organization.