Sharpe, Tretola Counter-suit Claims Self Defense
Tajae Sharpe and Sebastian Tretola have field a counter-suit against the man claiming they assaulted him in bar fight.
Dante R. Satterfield filed a federal lawsuit against the two Titans players in May, claiming the two beat him outside the Tin Roof Bar on the opening night of the NFL Draft on April, 27.
Satterfield’s suit allegs that Sharpe assaulted him in the ally outside the bar as Tretola stood lookout.
In Friday’s counter-suit, Sharpe and Tretola claim Satterfield’s suit is simply a “blatant money grab.”
According to the counter-suit Satterfield tried to socialize with the players and continued after being asked to stop. The players claim Satterfield “became extremely agitated and belligerent” and threatened the men claiming to be a gang member.
Metro Nashville Police have investigated the incident with no charges filed to date. That could change as the process continues.
Police will forward the results of their investigation to a grand jury which will decide if the two Titans will face criminal charges.
Sharpe and Tretola, along with the Titans organization must now wait to see what will happen with the legal process.
The incident and the addition of receivers Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor and Eric Decker to the Titans roster raise question for Sharpe, with some predicting he could fail to make the roster in 2017.
Sharpe showed flashes in his rookie season, collecting 41 receptions for 522 yards and two touchdowns.
The Titans open training camp on July, 29 at St. Thomas Sports Park.
Sharpe’s performance will likely receive added attention as speculation continues concerning his status with the team.
A strong training camp is in order, and Sharpe looked good during OTA’s, which helped him.
Criminal charges could impact his status, but until a decision comes it’s difficult to see Sharpe not on the roster.