Titans cut ex-Hog Tretola
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.
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