Steelers' Wilson charged with striking ex-girlfriend
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Cedrick Wilson was arrested last night for allegedly hitting his former girlfriend who was involved in a lengthy armed standoff at his home in January, police said.
At around 8 last night, Mr. Wilson approached 26-year-old Lindsey Paulat, of Fawn, at Patron's Restaurant near Route 910 and Perry Highway in Pine, police said. He then pushed Ms. Paulet, the mother of his 16-month-old daughter, and punched her in the face when she turned around, according to a criminal complaint charging Mr. Wilson.
Mr. Wilson then left the restaurant and drove away, said police, who located him later at his home on Blue Herron Drive in Pine.
Northern Regional Police brought Mr. Wilson, 29, to the Allegheny County Jail at around 11 p.m. He was to be arraigned on charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.
Ms. Paulat's left cheek was red and swollen when she spoke with police last night, according to the criminal complaint.
Ms. Paulat was involved in a 12-hour standoff at Mr. Wilson's home on Jan. 19.
She was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment for shooting a handgun during the standoff with police. Her charges were later amended to a single felony weapons count for firing the gun twice inside the home during the standoff.
The incident occurred after an argument between the two and led to the evacuation of the neighborhood on Blue Herron Drive.
Ms. Paulat spent a week at Mercy Behavioral Clinic following the incident. She later said Mr. Wilson provoked her to kill herself in phone conversations that day, leading to the prolonged standoff.
Mr. Wilson filed for a protection-from-abuse order against Ms. Paulat on Jan. 28, saying she was "out of control" and might kill him if she had access to a gun.
Less than a week later, he agreed to drop the PFA request provided she didn't file one against him.
First Published March 20, 2008 12:36 am