Davenport charged with three misdemeanor counts
Pittsburgh first-year coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the incident following the team's victory over Seattle last Sunday, a game in which Davenport played well and scored a pair of touchdowns. Tomlin acknowledged the Steelers were aware that Davenport had been questioned by police but said that people should defer judgment until all of the facts were made public. The Steelers have a bye this week.Davenport could not be reached for comment Friday. Messages were left for him at the offices of the team and his agent. A phone listing for Davenport rang unanswered. A sixth-year veteran, Davenport signed with the Steelers in 2006 as an unrestricted free agent after playing for the Green Bay Packers the first four years of his career. The former University of Miami standout has appeared in 57 games and has 305 carries for 1,498 yards and 11 touchdowns. As the primary backup to starting tailback Willie Parker, he has become an important part of the Pittsburgh offense this season and has rushed for 209 yards and three touchdowns on just 28 carries. Information from ESPN.com senior writer Len Pasquarelli and The Associated was used in this report.
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