Two Titans players sued, accused of bar assault
Two Tennessee Titans football players are being sued by a man who accuses the players of assaulting him outside of a Nashville bar following a conversation concerning the 2017 NFL draft.
According to the lawsuit, Titans players Tajae Sharpe and Sebastian Tretola were with Dante Satterfield on the first night of the draft at the bar on April 27, when Satterfield allegedly made comments about Sharpe receiving less playing time beause of the impending arrival of first-round pick, wide receiver Corey Davis.
After Satterfield followed the two players outside, he says he was beat up in an alley behind the bar.
The lawsuit says Satterfield was punched in the face by Sharpe while Tretola served as a lookout. Someone spotted Satterfield unconscious and unresponsive and called authorities.
Satterfield says he suffered a concussion, broken bones in the face, massive facial bruising, a perforated eardrum and other injuries as a result of the beating is seeking $500,000 in damages.
"The claims are false and ridiculous," Sharpe's agent Blaine Roche said to FOX 17. "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."
Sharpe, a fifth-round 2016 draft pick, caught 41 passes for 522 yards and two touchdowns last season for Tennessee. Tretola, an offensive lineman, was a sixth-round 2016 draft selection who appeared in one game in 2016.
- Scooby Axson