If this lawsuit is to be believed, I’d never want to be the Tennessee Titans coach in charge of telling wide receiver Tajae Sharpe to take a seat on the bench.
According to a lawsuit filed by Titans fan Dante Satterfield, Sharpe beat him unconscious while Titans teammate Sebastian Tretola stood as a lookout.
Satterfield alleges that the night the Titans selected Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis with the No. 5 pick in the NFL draft, he relayed to Sharpe that it would mean less playing time for the second-year pro. All three men were at Tin Roof, a bar in Nashville. According to the suit, the players then invited Satterfield into a back alley, where the beatdown occurred.
“Through this brutal assault, Defendants caused Plaintiff to suffer physical trauma, emotional distress, humiliation, and further caused him to incur expenses in the form of time and money to treat his physical, mental, and emotional injuries,” the lawsuit says.
Satterfield claims he was discovered by another party in the alley, unconscious. After allegedly remaining unconscious for 12 hours, Satterfield was diagnosed with a concussion, broken bones in the face, massive facial bruising, and a perforated eardrum. He’s suing Sharpe and Tretola for $500,000.
Sharpe’s agent, Blaine Roche, indicated to Fox 17 that the claims are false.
“The claims are false and ridiculous,” Blaine Roche said. “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.”