Wilson's estranged girlfriend said story facts are inaccurate
Lindsey Paulat, the estranged girlfriend of former Pittsbrugh Steelers receiver Cedrick Wilson, said Friday the incident that led to his arrest and release from the team was overblown.
The Steelers released Wilson after his arrest Wednesday night for hitting Paulat, 26, of Fawn, at Patron's Mexican Grill on Perry Highway in Pine. Wilson is charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.
Police arrested Wilson at his home on Blue Heron Drive in Pine, the scene of a 12-hour police standoff Jan. 19 after the couple argued.
"First and foremost, Cedrick and I have a (1-year-old) daughter together. For her sake, we put her first. We will take whatever steps necessary to ensure that," Paulat said. "Cedrick walked into Patron's and saw me sitting in the bar area. He got upset when he saw me drinking. Basically he pushed me in the side of the head and said I was being stupid and then immediately left the restaurant.''
Haynesworth undecided about reporting to workouts
Albert Haynesworth said Friday he hasn't yet made up his mind as to whether he will report to Baptist Sports Park on Monday with his teammates for the beginning of the Tennessee Titans' off-season conditioning program.
The Titans placed the franchise tag on the defensive tackle on Feb. 20, which gives him the option of not reporting for any off-season work with the team if he so chooses.�Franchised players are not required to participate in OTAs and often use not reporting in the off-season as leverage in negotiations. Players sometimes sign the tender and report the week before the regular season starts.
"I haven't decided yet," Haynesworth said. "You'll have to call Chad [Speck] and talk to him about it."
Millen: Lions won't pursue Pacman Jones
The Detroit Lions are not making a bid for Adam "Pacman" Jones , the troubled Tennessee Titans cornerback who currently is under suspension by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy the Detroit News reported.
The Titans are attempting to trade Jones. The Lions will not pursue Jones, team president Matt Millen said Friday after Internet reports surfaced that the Lions are one of the teams interested in Jones.
"We've talked about it, but for a lot of reasons, we aren't going to try to get him," Millen said. "He has a lot of talent. We wish him well."
Elam will play for Falcons in 2008
The NFL Network and Profootballtalk.com are reporting kicker Jason Elam will sign a multi-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. Elam had played his entire career with the Denver Broncos.
Elam reportedly inked a�four-year, $9 million contract, with $3.3 million in guaranteed money.
It's unknown what if anything the Broncos offered to retain his services. Earlier this week, owner Pat Bowlen said that he was paying attention to the situation, and he presumably wanted to keep Elam around.