NFL notebook: Former Pitt star arrested
Former Pitt star Antonio Bryant, most recently cut by the Seahawks, allegedly strangled his child's mother in April. And earlier this week, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
He turned himself into Broward County (Fla.) police and, according to TMZ, Bryant has been charged with domestic battery by strangulation, domestic violence and culpable negligence. He later was released on $15,000 bail.
TMZ reported that the mother, Dianne Helne, told police that on April 10, Bryant pushed her in the face and put his hands around her neck while she was holding their child. After Helne put down the child, she said he kicked and punched her.
According to NBC Miami, the responding police officer said in court this week, “She had swelling inside of her mouth. It [report in court] says a large piece of skin hanging from inside of her mouth. She claimed to be in severe pain.”
Bears sign Bell
The Chicago Bears have signed Kahlil Bell to a one-year contract, bringing back the running back with Matt Forte's status uncertain.
Forte left Thursday's loss to Green Bay with what several outlets reported was a high right ankle sprain. Bell, who was waived last month, played 20 games for the Bears over three seasons and made three starts.
Raiders' Ford on IR
The Oakland Raiders announced wide receiver Jacoby Ford (foot) has been placed on injured reserve, and cornerback Ron Bartell also was moved to injured reserve but has been designated to return.
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