Shaun Alexander still might have a broken foot, but the Seattle Seahawks' star running back says he does not want that confirmed just yet.

Alexander missed seven weeks last season after he suffered a broken left foot in the season opener against the Detroit Lions.

The 2005 NFL MVP said yesterday that the bone may still be cracked. He said he didn't want to know for sure until after his team's veteran minicamp ends on Thursday.

"I don't even want to get another X-ray until after this camp," a smiling Alexander said. "If the X-ray shows it's still cracked, it's like, 'OK. What does that mean?' "

Last winter, team doctors cleared him to play, saying the chances were remote of his breaking through a crack in the fourth metatarsal in the foot.

Alexander averaged 112 yards per game over the last six weeks of the regular season, and finished the year with 896 yards rushing and seven touchdowns in 10 games.

Steelers. Pittsburgh District Judge Catheen Bubash dismissed an assault charge against cornerback Deshea Townsend after witnesses said he was not involved in a fight at a nightclub on the city's South Side on March 2.

Townsend was charged after a man complained that the football player and another man punched him in the face.

Jaguars. Jacksonville waived cornerback Ahmad Carroll, two days after he was arrested in his native Atlanta on weapons and drug charges. He was released Saturday on a $7,000 bond.

Noteworthy. Tom Hutchinson, a wide receiver who played on the 1964 Cleveland Browns team that won the NFL championship, died Saturday at age 65 at a hospital in Columbia, Ky.

The cause of his death was not provided.