Titans players sued for $500K, accused of beating man up over draft results
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - A lawsuit accuses two Tennessee Titans players of assaulting a man outside a popular Nashville bar after a conversation about the 2017 NFL draft.
Dante Satterfield filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Tajae Sharpe and Sebastian Tretola.
The lawsuit claims that Satterfield was out at the Tin Roof Nashville with Sharpe and Tretola on April 28, where the group was discussing the addition of Corey Davis to the Titans in the NFL draft.
The conversation between the three became heated after Satterfield made comments about Sharpe getting less playing time because of Davis. The lawsuit says it was understood by all parties that Sharpe was upset by the Titans' selection of Davis.
According to Satterfield's lawsuit, Sharpe and Tretola told Satterfield to follow them outside the bar just after midnight. Satterfield says in the suit that he "believed the group was headed outside for lawful purposes."
Satterfield claims he was beat up by the two Titans players in the alley behind Tin Roof.
The lawsuit says he was punched in the face to the point of unconsciousness by Sharpe while Tretola served as a lookout. A passerby spotted Satterfield unconscious and unresponsive and called 911.
Satterfield's lawsuit says he suffered a concussion, broken bones in the face, massive facial bruising, a perforated eardrum and other injuries.
Satterfield filed the $500,000 suit for damages based on allegations of assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and civil conspiracy.
"Through this brutal assault, Defendants caused Plaintiff to suffer physical trauma, emotional distress, humiliation, and further caused him to incur expenses in the form of time and money to treat his physical, mental, and emotional injuries," the lawsuit reads.
Sharpe's agent gave a statement to Fox 17 saying the claims are false.
"The claims are false and ridiculous," Blaine Roche said. "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 also gave a statement saying the organization is aware of the lawsuit.
To read the full lawsuit, click here or read below.