Steelers Linebacker Accused of Being a Pimp
Or that's what the Steelers hoped would happen. A Los Vegas television station is reporting that the Steelers actually cut Seigler once they found out that the Las Vegas Police Department had a warrant out to arrest him on multiple felony charges stemming from his work as a pimp. The TV station reported that he was arrested on Thursday in Pittsburgh, just hours after being released.
The Las Vegas police charged Seigler with pandering and living off the earnings of a prostitute. Los Vegas Channel 8 TV reports that Seigler could face up to 10 years in prison. A vice officer with the police department told the TV station that they were tipped off to Seigler during an investigation into underage prostitutes.A former 49ers fourth-round draft pick out of Oregon State in 2004, Seigler was on the Steelers practice squad for most of last season after a strong training camp. and joined the active roster in time for the team's final two games. He was not expected to make the 2007 squad, but now, that may be the least of his worries.
He's obviously innocent until proven guilty, but this has to make Roger Goodell squirm: for all the NFL's other problems they haven't had anyone accused of being a pimp before.