Showing that they mean business about player conduct, the Steelers have released wide out Cedric Wilson, just a few hours after he was arrested after going after an ex-girlfriend and getting arrested for assault against her. The team sent out a simple, two paragraph statement, not putting down the reason for the release, but of course anyone can put two and two together and figure it out.
The 29-year-old Wilson went after ex-girlfriend Lindsey Paulat last night about 8pm at the Patron Mexican Grille in Pine Township. He saw her at the bar, and then according to Paulat pushed her and then punched her in the left side of her face before taking off from the eatery. Police said that Paulat’s face had redness and swelling.
Wilson was arraigned around 4 a.m. Thursday on charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct and freed on $10,000 bail. The ball catcher was with the Steelers for three seasons, catching 81 passes for 1162 yards and two scores. Last year he had 18 grabs for 207 yards. Paulat and Wilson have had previous go-arounds, and she is the mother of the couple’s 1-year-old daughter.