Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo charged with battering girlfriend during argument

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An affidavit said an argument broke out between Chickillo and his girlfriend at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington.

Upon officers arriving, Chickillo and Newman are said to have given conflicting reports of what happened in the build up to the dispute. She made the Olympic team in 2016 and won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Newman told police "Chickillo grabbed her by the arm and pushed her against a wall and door in their room".

That prompted Newman to punch Chickillo in the head and he responded by throwing her to the ground, she told police.

When cops showed up. they say they noticed "visible redness" to both Newman's right and left bicep areas as well as "bruising beginning to form" - and say Chickillo admitted to pushing her to the ground.

Chickillo, who has missed the most of the National Football League season with a foot injury, was arrested at the scene and charged with simple assault, property damage and harassment, records show. Chickillo was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police and charged with simple assault, property damage and harassment, according to court documents.

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Meanwhile Newman was cited for harassment, police said. "Until we have further details we will not provide any further comments".

The Steelers released a short statement after the arrest.

'He has been instructed to not be in the building Monday as we continue to gather more information and work with the NFL Office'.

Defensive end Anthony Chickillo runs through drills as the University of Miami Hurricanes hold Pro Day, their local combine for the NFL Draft at Greentree Field in Coral Gables on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. He signed a two-year deal in the offseason and returned last week after missing three games with a foot injury.

Chickillo has been a regular on the Steelers' roster over the past five years. playing in 57 games and recording 7.5 sacks. He'll be a free agent in 2021.

Court records show Chickillo was released on $10,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 30.

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