David Morgan, father of Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon after an incident on Tuesday morning, reports the The Herald of Rock Hill, S.C.
Morgan, whose nickname is “Chilli Bean,” is in jail after allegedly firing multiple shots at an employee of the Crazy Horse Club in Rock Hill after he was removed from sitting on the club's stage, according to police reports. The employee returned fire after Morgan shot at him, he told police.
Morgan was at a hospital being treated for a gunshot wound in his shoulder when police detained him. Police also found two guns at the scene of the crime.
Morgan could receive up to 30 years in prison for the attempted murder charge, and up to five for weapon possession.
The Herald reported that Clowney's mother and grandfather had spoken to him on Tuesday morning, and that Clowney was “highly upset” to learn of his father's arrest.
Prosecutors stressed to The Herald that Morgan would not be given special treatment during court proceedings. Morgan's bond hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at 8 a.m.
In 1995, Morgan was sentenced to 15 years in prison for burglary and other crimes, but has not committed any felonies since his release, The Herald reported.
The Texans selected Clowney with the first pick of the 2014 NFL draft out of South Carolina. He played in four games for Houston in 2014, but is currently recovering from a meniscus tear. He is slated to return to action on Aug. 17, according to the Texans.
- Erin Flynn