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NFL Free Agent Brandon Pettigrew Arrested In Pittsburgh

The tight end was arrested on E. Carson Street early Monday morning

July 09, 2018 - 2:11 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Current NFL free agent Brandon Pettigrew was arrested in Pittsburgh this morning.

According to the criminal complaint, Pettigrew got into an argument with a limo driver over a fee while on East Carson Street around 3 a.m. Monday morning.

When police arrived to intervene, Pettigrew allegedly acted aggressively toward Pittsburgh police, even allegedly punching one of the officers several times in the chest.

He's charged with two counts of aggravated assault, public drunkenness and theft of services. Pettigrew is due back in court for his preliminary hearing next Wednesday.

The tight end was released by the Detroit Lions in 2016.

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