Cleveland Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of former Pittsburgh Steelers player Eric Wilkerson on a charge of aggravated murder.
Wilkerson is wanted in connection with the alleged murder of Brian Weems III, who was stabbed to death in a Cleveland apartment on Wednesday. Police allege that Wilkerson followed Weems into a bathroom following an altercation before fleeing the scene, the Associated Press reported.
Wilkerson, 55, is. Cleveland native. He joined the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State 1989 as a running back and later converted to wide receiver. He played in one regular season and two postseason games with the Steelers that season, but did not record any statistics.
After his lone seasons in Pittsburg, Wilkerson spent time with the Detroit Lions, New Jersey Knights of the World League of American Football and the Cleveland Thunderbolts of the Arena Football League.
Wilkerson’s uniform number 40 was retired by the team in 1989 and he was inducted into the Kent State Hall of Fame in 1995.