WTAE Pittsburgh reported the news Sunday, noting he was charged with simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment reportedly following an incident involving his girlfriend. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Oct. 30, and a $10,000 unsecured bail was set.
"We are aware of an incident involving Anthony Chickillo last night and are still gathering information," Steelers director of communications Burt Lauten said in a statement. "Until we have further details we will not provide any further comments."
Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk suggested the Steelers could cut the linebacker, especially since he is a role player who sees limited action.