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Former Pitt wrestler Bright arrested following Friday incident

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Pitt wrestler Edgar Bright was arrested on Friday.

Pitt wrestler Edgar Bright was arrested on Friday.

Pitt wrestler Edgar Bright was arrested on Friday.

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

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The Pittsburgh Police department arrested former Pitt wrestler Edgar Bright following an incident Friday night.

Bright was charged with seven total counts including aggravated assault, firearm violations and drug possession.

According to E.J. Borghetti, Pitt’s associate athletic director for media relations, Pitt head wrestling coach Jason Peters dismissed Bright from Pitt’s wrestling team immediately after learning of the charges.

Bright was previously arrested last August in Cleveland, Ohio, and was charged with assault, kidnapping and intimidating a victim or witness.

Bright pled guilty to the assault charges. He was found guilty and served 45 days in jail before his release on June 15.

The University would not comment further on these charges.

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Former Pitt wrestler Bright arrested following Friday incident