Former Steelers' TE Arrested

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Former Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jonathan Dekker was arrested early Saturday, charged with obstruction of justice.

Dekker was released on $1,000 bond, police said.

Dekker was waived injured in August by the team, which will play
Arizona in the Super Bowl next Sunday. He injured his knee in the
preseason.

Police said they responded to a complaint at 3:30 a.m. near Old
Town Alexandria. When they arrived, Dekker tried to flee but was
apprehended.

A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 2.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Dekker played three games for the
Steelers in 2007. He was signed by the Steelers in 2006 as a free
agent from Princeton and spent that season on the practice squad.


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