Ti­tans cut ex-Hog Tre­tola

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL - — Matt Jones

FAYET­TEVILLE — The Ten­nessee Ti­tans cut Se­bas­tian Tre­tola on Fri­day, five days af­ter he was shot in the leg out­side a night club in Fayet­teville.

Tre­tola, an As­so­ci­ated Press sec­ond-team All-Amer­i­can guard for the Arkansas Ra­zor­backs in 2015, was one of two play­ers re­leased by the fran­chise. In a state­ment an­nounc­ing mul­ti­ple per­son­nel changes, the Ti­tans did not give a rea­son for Tre­tola’s re­lease.

Tre­tola was one of two men shot near the Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas, Fayet­teville cam­pus in the early hours of July 23. Sgt. An­thony Mur­phy of the Fayet­teville Po­lice Depart­ment said “the shoot­ing was pre­ceded by an al­ter­ca­tion be­tween two males. That al­ter­ca­tion es­ca­lated. One of the males pro­duced a hand­gun and fired shots.”

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, Tre­tola was in the ar­gu­ment with the shooter, who has yet to be iden­ti­fied. The sec­ond vic­tim was a by­stander.

Tre­tola was re­leased from Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Fayet­teville with non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

The shoot­ing was one of two offfield in­ci­dents in­volv­ing Tre­tola this off­sea­son. He was ar­rested in May when a man al­leged Tre­tola served as a look­out while his Ti­tans team­mate, re­ceiver Ta­jae Sharpe, as­saulted him in an al­ley be­hind a Nash­ville, Tenn., bar. In a law­suit, Dante Satterfield claimed he suf­fered a con­cus­sion, bro­ken fa­cial bones and a dam­aged eardrum as a re­sult of the al­ter­ca­tion.

At­tor­neys for Tre­tola and Sharpe have called Satterfield’s law­suit against the play­ers a “bla­tant money grab” and claim Satterfield had ha­rassed the men and at­tempted to pick a fight, ac­cord­ing to The As­so­ci­ated Press.

Tre­tola was drafted by the Ti­tans in the sixth round in 2016. He played in one game as a rookie.

NWA Demo­crat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK

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