Ex-Steeler Wilson must take anger management class

Updated: March 29, 2008, 12:54 AM ET
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Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Cedrick Wilson was ordered Friday to undergo an eight-week anger management program by a district judge who is weighing charges after an altercation with a former girlfriend at a restaurant, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.

After the eight weeks, Hampton District Judge Regis Welsh Jr. could dismiss or reduce charges of harassment, simple assault and disorderly conduct or hold Wilson, 29, for trial.

Wilson was charged with striking Lindsey Paulat, 26, in a domestic dispute at Patron's Mexican Grill on Perry Highway on March 19.

Paulat said a few days later that the confrontation that led to Wilson's arrest and swift release from the Steelers was overblown.

Earlier this month, Steelers linebacker James Harrison was charged with hitting his girlfriend. He has a preliminary hearing April 3 and remains with the team.

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