A judge dismissed most charges against former Pittsburgh Steelers center Chukky Okobi Thursday stemming from a bar fight in Station Square in August.
Okobi was not arrested but instead charged by summons with five counts of simple assault, a misdemeanor, following the incident at Bar Room.
Witnesses testified Thursday that Okobi assaulted them during a brawl inside the bar in August.
According to testimony, the group saw Okobi having a heated discussion with a woman, and they stepped in to calm him down.
"He was essentially jumped inside the bar. At one point, five people were on top of him, and he was on the bottom. Essentially, he was beat up," defense attorney Bob Del Greco said. "The simple assault charges were dropped, and we couldn't be more pleased."
After the judge dropped all but one assault charge, Okobi took to social media comparing his case to other celebrities, saying it was getting blown out of proportion.
"Ray Lewis killed someone, that blew over. Jay Z stabbed someone, that was forgotten. Diddy shot a woman in the face, that went away. Chris Brown and Drake, same thing. Please people, give me a break. I'm all smiles today! (And I'm looking pretty sharp in my suit I might add)" Okobi wrote on his Facebook page.
"All I was saying is that you guys are blowing this way out of proportion. Now, the judge has said I was jumped by five or six people, so you can understand how I was feeling," Okobi said Thursday.
Okobi is accused of punching Bar Room security guard Joseph Kania when Kania tried called 911. That is the one charge held for court.
"Today, Mr. Okobi is bragging about how he is going to get away with it. Well, we hope the judge sent a message that Mr. Okobi is not going to get away with it. It's definitely not something to brag about," Kania's attorney Lawrence Fisher said.
The 33-year-old Okobi was a member of the Steelers team that won Super Bowl XL. He spent seven seasons in the NFL, six of them with Pittsburgh.