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Former Pittsburgh Steelers football player accused of fatally stabbing man to death in bathroom, police say

Source: Cuyahoga County jail; MEGA

Mar. 18 2022, Published 4:50 p.m. ET

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A former NFL football player was arrested in Ohio in connection to a fatal stabbing last month, authorities said.

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On Feb. 23, Eric Wilkerson, 55, allegedly got into an argument with 46-year-old Brian Weems III at a home in Cleveland, WJW reported.

Wilkerson, a running back with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1989 and a star leading rusher at Kent State before that, is accused of following the victim into a bathroom and then stabbing him multiple times, police said.

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Wilkerson fled the scene and a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to authorities.

Law enforcement officials have not released further details on a possible motive for the attack.

Wilkerson faces an aggravated murder charge.

Source: Cuyahoga County jail; MEGA

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