Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton wasn’t arrested following an incident at Pure Nightclub Jacksonville early Sunday morning which resulted in a serious eye injury that required surgery. Based on the contents of a police report about the incident at Pure Nightclub Jacksonville, it appears Knighton is still at some risk for discipline according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
The report surfaced Tuesday and explains that Knighton was kicked out of Pure Nightclub after getting in a fight that resulted in cuts to his eye and the back of his head. An officer wrote that Knighton and a friend “repeatedly made threats to shoot people” at Pure Nightclub.
The Jaguars released a statement on the matter Tuesday: “We are aware of the incident report regarding Terrance Knighton. We hold all of our players to a high standard of behavior, as does the National Football League. We’re concerned about this matter, and it is being handled internally. We’ll have no further comment at this time.”
WOKV’s eye injury caused by fight, vodka bottle
When word first emerged that Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton needed eye surgery after an incident at Pure Nightclub Jacksonville, there were few details.
Now, there are more details. And some of them conflict.
Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reports that Knighton was “hit in the face with a bottle of Ciroc vodka during an altercation that Knighton did not initiate.” Ganguli also reports that the situation gave rise to no police report.
According to WOKV.com, a police report exists. Per that report, the police report says that Knighton and a man known only as “Spoon” had been kicked out of the club for fighting — and that they both were repeatedly made threats to shoot people.
The police report mentions Knighton’s eye injury, but it doesn’t mention the manner in which the injury was inflicted.
Knighton had surgery on the eye Sunday. He was due to learn more about the prognosis on Monday.