Misdemeanor assault charges have been dropped against Pittsburgh Steelers LB, Anthony Chickillo.
The decision came after a morning meeting behind closed doors that lasted nearly two hours and included both defendants — Mr. Chickillo and Alysha Newman — their attorneys and District Attorney Richard Bower.
Chickillo was arrested on October 20th of 2019, after Chickillo allegedly “became violent” with his girlfriend after an argument over a game at a Casino while they were both in their hotel room.
Chickillo was then placed on the NFL’s commissioner’s exempt list, not being able to practice or play until his legal matter was resolved.
His then girlfriend, Alysha Newman, who is also an Olympic pole vaulter, released a statement after the decision.
“Me withdrawing charges does not mean I take domestic violence lightly. There were no payoffs, no behind the scenes deals, there has been no contact between Anthony and I since the night of the incident.
“I do not condone domestic violence from males or females, because it is not right and I will forever stand behind that! This incident does not define who I am, I choose to move forward, to focus on me and the next ten months preparing for the Olympic Games. Part of my choice also means allowing myself to heal, to forgive and grow stronger.”
Chickillo remains on the exempt list and it’s not known when he will be removed.
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