Report: Titans WR Hunter charged in alleged stabbing incident

Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter was arrested and charged with felonious assault.
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By Steve DelVecchio

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter was reportedly arrested in Virginia Beach on Monday and charged with felonious assault.

News Channel 5 in Virginia reports that Hunter turned himself in after a warrant was filed stemming from an incident in early July. The 24-year-old was allegedly involved in a “large fight” outside a bar on July 3. A victim was taken to the hospital after sustaining injuries during the confrontation, and Hunter was the primary suspect.

According to Audra Martin of WKRN in Nashville, authorities listed Hunter’s charges as “malicious intent, stabbing, cutting, wounding.”

Hunter, a former Tennessee star who was taken 34th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, was expected to make big strides in his second year with the Titans last season. He caught just 28 passes for 498 yards and three touchdowns. At one point, coaches made him remove the name plate on the back of his jersey and wear this instead.

If Hunter is convicted, there’s no telling if he will ever play football again.

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