A victim of a severe beating in Tampa told police that Bucs running back LeGarrette Blount was the “leader” of the assault.
Blount is not accused of laying a finger on the victim, but Blount “directed” the two men that attacked the victim, according to a police report obtained by Mark Puente of the St. Petersburg Times.
It’s important to note that Blount has not been charged with anything. He refused to cooperate with police regarding the incident, which took place on September 11.
Puente reached Blount for comment Tuesday. Blount’s only response: “Oh, man.”
According to the police report, the victim hit the mirror on a car that Blount and two friends were standing next to. The three men jumped in the car, cut off the victim’s truck, and wound up punching the driver many times until he blacked out with his girlfriend in the seat next to him. Both the victim and the girlfriend were wearing Bucs shirts at the time.
One of the men allegedly jumped on the windshield of the victim’s truck until it smashed.
The police did not pursue charges because the victim “feared that by pursuing his attackers he would be putting himself in danger.”
Ugh. Blount famously fell in the draft because of a punch he threw at Oregon. The case appears to be closed, so it’s unclear if the NFL or the Bucs will review the matter. We will seek comment from the Bucs.