Steelers’ Anthony Chickillo arrested

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While the team was on its bye, Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo was arrested this weekend.

Chickillo was charged with simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment in an incident involving his girlfriend, according to WTAE.

That the incident involves his girlfriend makes it possible the NFL will put Chickillo on the commissioner’s exempt list, as is often the case for players involved in domestic violence cases.

The Steelers have confirmed they are aware of the arrest.

“We are aware of an incident involving Anthony Chickillo last night and are still gathering information. Until we have further details we will not provide any further comments,” the team said in a statement.

Chickillo joined the Steelers as a sixth-round rookie out of Miami in 2015. This year he signed a two-year, $8 million contract to remain in Pittsburgh.

A backup role player, Chickillo has played only 10 percent of the Steelers’ defensive snaps this season, as well as 33 percent of special teams snaps. It wouldn’t be surprising if the Steelers decide to cut him this week.

15 responses to “Steelers’ Anthony Chickillo arrested

  1. How stupid can you be. I mean really just walk away she is not your wife so just walk away and never talk to her again. It doesn’t matter if it’s your fault or her fault it really doesn’t matter. In today’s world you have to walk away.

  2. He should been cut to start the season, as he was completely outplayed by Tuzar Skipper to begin with. Just another Tomlin favorite with mediocre skills just hanging around…

  3. As a Bengal Fan I hate the Steelers, but give this his due process. Don’t judge his achievements to the penalty of being cut. That’s a reason you re not in managerial role at your company. Let the proof evidence play out. It’s sad that a Bengals fan has a stick up for a Steelers guy

  4. Cut him ASAP. Tired of all the BS. As someone above said, he should have been cut before the season started. The guy makes millions to basically play a few snaps a game, and he’s too dumb to know how good he has it.

  5. Biggest mistake the Steelers made was bringing Holton up and expecting Tuzar Skipper, who was a beast in preseason against 1’s 2’s and 3’s, to clear waivers. Especially with Ola hurt and hasn’t shown anything like Skipper did. Dumb move…and not a two year 8 million salary chunk.

  6. He will get his due process but due process doesn’t guarantee him a roster spot. That’s a privilege, not a right. Since he’s a mediocre player I have a feeling they will release him tomorrow and his NFL career is over. Not a very bright move.

  7. nflyyz says:
    October 20, 2019 at 11:34 pm
    It’s funny how only football players act out like this. Rarely in any other pro league do we see this.
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    I dunno, those bad boys in the MLS get up to some shady stuff.

  8. vottorific says:
    October 20, 2019 at 10:27 pm
    An eight million dollar mistake. Ouch.

    How is Dalton playing out for you? Looked good yesterday.

  9. I was talking about the player making an 8 mill mistake, and screwing up his career. Not the team.

  10. There will be no exempt list for him, it will be the ” you’re not a star player so we have to cut you list”. Totally different set of rules for players of his talent…no second or third chances.

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