Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount insists the accusation that he orchestrated a beating of a man in September is completely false.
In an incident which took place in September but only came to light this week, a man who said he was beaten by two other men after accidentally hitting the mirror of a car accused Blount of orchestrating the beating. Blount’s lawyer called the accusation a “money grab,” and on Wednesday Blount said he did nothing wrong.
“In my mind, I didn’t do anything wrong at all,” Blount said. “I cooperated with the cops. I waited two and a half hours for the cops to come. I cooperated with them then. I had nothing to do with the whole altercation. I didn’t orchestrate anything. I didn’t make any suggestions for anything to happen.”
Blount said he hasn’t been distracted by the incident, or even thinking about it.
“Nah, it happened all the way back in September,” Blount said. “It’s just coming up now. I’ve been focused on football.”