Steelers star Harrison’s mom charged in Ohio brawl

Police in Ohio say the mother of Pittsburgh Steelers star James

Harrison has been charged with assault following a brawl at a

game-watching party in a community hall.

Akron police say 62-year-old Mildred Harrison was one of three

people cited after the fight at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post

Thursday.

Police say it’s not clear why the party turned violent about 10

p.m., during Cleveland’s 13-6 upset of division foe Pittsburgh.

Victims have told police they were pushed, punched and struck

with beer bottles.

Harrison is due in Akron Municipal Court on Thursday. She

declined to comment to the Akron Beacon-Journal when reached by

telephone at her Akron home Friday.

James Harrison was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in

2008.