Tennessee Titans receiver Tajae Sharpe and guard Sebastian Tretola are accused of assaulting a Nashville man who alleges Sharpe assaulted him outside a bar while Tretola served as the lookout.
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According to FOX 17 Nashville, Dante R. Satterfield filed a lawsuit against Sharpe and Tretoal on Wednesday.
The reason for the assault is bizarre.
Satterfield alleges that he was asked to step outside the bar after commenting to Sharpe that he would see less time on the field with the Titans’ selecting Western Michigan receiver Corey Davis fifth overall in the 2017 Draft.
The lawsuit alleges that Sharpe beat Satterfield unconscious and left him with injuries that include a concussion, facial fractures, bruising and a perforated ear drum.
According to the lawsuit, Satterfield was found by a passerby, who called 911.
The suit seeks $500,000 in damages.
According to Sharpe’s agent, Blaine Roche:
“The claims are false and ridiculous. 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.”
The Titans say they are aware of the lawsuit.