PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo appeared in court Tuesday morning in Fayette County on charges related to a fight involving his girlfriend.
Chickillo arrived separately from his girlfriend at the central court in Uniontown.
He was arrested earlier this month after police say he got into an argument with his girlfriend, Alysha Newman, at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.
All charges against the Steeler were dropped during the hearing. He was put on the NFL Commissioner’s Exempt List after the charges were filed.
Chickillo is accused of grabbing her arms, pushing her up against a wall and down to the ground.
Newman is accused of harassment and punching him in the head.
She also had a court hearing in the morning.
On Wednesday, Newman issued a statement on Instagram, saying:
“Me withdrawing charges does not mean I take domestic violence lightly. There were no payoffs, no behind the scene 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 10 months preparing for the Olympics Games. Part of my choice also means allowing myself to heal, to forgive and grow stronger. Thank you everyone for your support over the last 2 weeks.”