The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Latest News

October 26, 2012

Ex-Steeler held for court in bar fight case

PITTSBURGH — A judge is allowing an assault charge against a former Pittsburgh Steelers lineman to move forward in connection with a bar fight in August.

Four of the five simple assault charges against Chukky Okobi were dismissed at a preliminary hearing Thursday.

The former backup center had been accused of assaulting a group of people who confronted him while he had a heated discussion with his girlfriend.

Defense attorney Bob Del Greco says his client was acting in self-defense after getting jumped by several people. One of the other men involved in the fight was convicted of harassment and fined $100.

The single remaining charge involves Okobi’s scuffling with a bar security guard.

The 33-year-old Okobi spent seven seasons in the NFL, six with Pittsburgh.

 

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat e-edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
Poll

What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

     View Results
Order Photos


Photo Slideshow

House Ads