Titans Player Injured When Grazed By Bullet

Posted at 6:05 PM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-23 23:40:18-04

Officials with the Tennessee Titans have confirmed one of their current players received a minor injury when he was shot in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Police said a shooting happened in a parking lot in the Entertainment District of the city in the 400 block of West Watson Street around 1:48 a.m. Sunday.

Two victims were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and officials said one of them was believed to be an innocent bystander. It was not believed they knew each other.

The cause of the shooting was unknown, and officials said they had not yet captured the gunman.

Initial reports stated offensive lineman Sebastian Tretola was shot in the leg and ankle.

The Titans released a statement saying Tretola received treatment after “he was grazed by a bullet” and added his injury was minor.

They also said he had been released from the hospital.

In May, we reported a lawsuit had been filed in federal court alleging accusations of assault for Titans' teammates Tajae Sharpe and Tretola.

The suit claimed Sharpe knocked a man unconscious outside a Nashville bar after taking issue with something the man said after the Titans' drafted wide receiver Corey Davis fifth overall. Tretola was accused of standing lookout. When the story was reported in May, the Titans said they were aware of the lawsuit.