Tennessee Titans Fan Claims A Player Took NFL Draft Frustrations Out On His Face
A Tennessee Titans fan has filed a lawsuit on Wednesday claiming that Tajae Sharpe beat him unconscious in an alley after getting into an argument about the Titans’ first-round pick in the NFL Draft.
In the lawsuit, local fan Dante Satterfield claims Sharpe, who plays wide receiver, and guard Sebastian Tretola were at a Nashville bar on the night that the Titans selected wide receiver Corey Davis with the fifth overall pick in the draft. Satterfield got into an argument with the two players during which he said Sharpe would get less playing time with the rookie Davis coming to the team.
After the remark, Satterfield claims the players invited him outside where Sharpe beat him unconscious and Tretola stood by as a lookout, according to the lawsuit obtained by Deadspin.
Satterfield says someone found him unconscious in the back alley and got him an ambulance, but he remained unconscious for 12 hours. The Titans fan claims he was diagnosed with a concussion, broken bones in his face, bruising, and a perforated eardrum.
He is suing both players for assault and punitive damages, according to Deadspin.
“The claims are false and ridiculous,” Sharpe’s agent, Blaine Roche, said in a statement to Fox News 17 Nashville. “Unfortunately this is a classic shakedown attempt. Tajae categorically denies any involvement whatsoever and looks forward to vindicating his name and focusing on what matters most — football.”