Steelers OL Jones arrested on assault charges

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PITTSBURGH — Jarron Jones, an offensive lineman on the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ practice squad, was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with aggravated assault, strangulation and simple assault, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The arrest stems from an alleged physical altercation between Jones, 26, and his girlfriend at a Pittsburgh residence in the early hours of Oct. 3, according to the criminal complaint.

“We are aware of the situation regarding Jarron Jones,” Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement. “We are gathering all of the details of these disturbing allegations, but we will not comment any further at this time.”

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When police arrived at the residence, they found a woman crying and breathing heavily as she walked downstairs from a second-floor apartment, according to the criminal complaint obtained by the Post-Gazette.

The woman then told police there had been a physical altercation between her and a man upstairs, who was identified as Jones, according to the criminal complaint. When Jones walked downstairs, he was immediately detained, and he told the police he was renting the apartment and was dating the woman, according to

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