Terrance Knighton threatened to shoot people after vodka bottle attack, police say

Chris Chase
Shutdown Corner

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton reportedly threatened to shoot people after suffering an eye injury caused by a bottle of vodka during a melee at a Jacksonville nightclub.

Through his agent, Knighton denied the accusation.

The 2009 third-round pick, nicknamed "Pot Roast," was escorted from Club Pure early Sunday morning following a disturbance with other patrons that may have started when Knighton and a friend disrespected a woman. During the altercation, Knighton was hit by a bottle of Ciroc vodka and sustained damage to his eye.

"While outside the club, subject Knighton and his friend 'Spoon' repeatedly made threats to shoot people after having been brought outside," a police information report stated. "It took several minutes to control these subjects and get them off of the property. [...] Mr. Knighton appeared to have been drinking."

Knighton's agent Tony Fleming says his client was trying to stop the fight and threw no punches, nor made any threats.

The fourth-year player underwent surgery this week. "I plan on making a full recovery," he wrote on Twitter. "Thank you fans, family and friends." He said the injury should have no effect on his playing career.

He shouldn't face any discipline from the NFL, since the police were not involved in the incident, the Times-Union reports. The police report cited above was written by an off-duty officer moonlighting as a security guard and isn't considered part of a law enforcement investigation.

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