Where's freaking Dr. Phil when you actually need him? Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Cedrick Wilson is free on $10,000 bail today after being arrested Wednesday and charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct in an alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend at a Pittsburgh-area restaurant. A few hours later, the Steelers released Wilson. Wilson apparently saw Lindsey Paulat at the bar and walked up to her, pushed her, and then punched her, according to witnesses; one of whom was a Deadspin reader, apparently (hey, send us an e-mail if you're around today).

Wilson, 29, entered the Patron Mexican Grill in Pine Township shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday night and saw Lindsey Paulat sitting at the bar, according to a criminal complaint filed by Northern Regional Police. Paulat told police Wilson pushed her on the shoulder and, when she turned around, punched her in the left side of her face before leaving promptly, according to the complaint.

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The two have a history of domestic violence that includes gunplay and "a 12-hour police standoff," which is always fun. What isn't fun: They also have a 1-year-old daughter.

Steeler Allegedly Assaults Woman At Restaurant [MSNBC]
Steelers Release Cedrick Wilson [SFGate]
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