Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad tackle offensive lineman Jarron Jones was arrested on Saturday, according to court documents, and has been charged with two felonies after police responded to a call for domestic disturbance.
Jones was arrested in a residence on Roberts Street in Pittsburgh’s Crawford-Roberts neighborhood and charged with aggravated assault, strangulation and simple assault, according to court documents. The first two charges are felonies.
Jones allegedly strangled his girlfriend, hit her in the face and struck her with a gaming console, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Post-Gazette.
Jones has a preliminary hearing in the case scheduled for Nov. 24 in front of Magisterial District Judge Kim Berkeley Clark.
“We are aware of the situation regarding Jarron Jones,” Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told the Post-Gazette. We are gathering all of the details of these disturbing allegations, but we will not comment any further at this time.”
The Steelers originally signed Jones in April after he spent time with the New York Guardians of the XFL. The Steelers released the Notre Dame alum at the outset of training camp and signed him to the practice squad.
Jones is the second Steelers player in the last year to be arrested following a domestic incident during the team’s bye week.
Linebacker Anthony Chickillo was arrested in Fayette County on Oct. 20, 2019. The charges against him were later dropped. He was suspended for one week. Chickillo was released by the team last offseason in a salary cap-related move.