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Knighton’s eye injury caused by fight, vodka bottle

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When word first emerged that Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton needed eye surgery after an incident at a nightclub, there were few details.

Now, there are more details.  And some of them conflict.

Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reports that Knighton was “hit in the face with a bottle of Ciroc vodka during an altercation that Knighton did not initiate.”  Ganguli also reports that the situation gave rise to no police report.

According to WOKV.com, a police report exists.  Per that report, the police report says that Knighton and a man known only as “Spoon” had been kicked out of the club for fighting — and that they both were repeatedly made threats to shoot people.

The police report mentions Knighton’s eye injury, but it doesn’t mention the manner in which the injury was inflicted.

Knighton had surgery on the eye Sunday.  He was due to learn more about the prognosis on Monday.

 

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47 Responses to “Knighton’s eye injury caused by fight, vodka bottle”
  1. r8rsfan says: Apr 10, 2012 1:44 PM

    Does Ciroc give you dunlops disease?

  2. theslex says: Apr 10, 2012 1:48 PM

    Sounds like a stand-up gent.

  3. joetoronto says: Apr 10, 2012 1:49 PM

    It sounds like fatboy had it coming.

  4. cheapseater says: Apr 10, 2012 1:51 PM

    Pot Roast has never come off as anything but a good guy and hard worker. It would be pretty shocking if he was the instigator of this mess. Anyhow, regrets all around, I’m sure.

  5. parlett316 says: Apr 10, 2012 1:52 PM

    Damn, that’ s some great pub for Diddy

  6. bearsrulepackdrool says: Apr 10, 2012 1:53 PM

    According to WOKV.com, a police report exists. Per that report, the police report says that Knighton and a man known only as “Spoon” had been kicked out of the club for fighting — and that they both were repeatedly made threats to shoot people.

    _______________________________

    How fat do you have to be to be called “Spoon”? Then again he’s walking in the club with “Pot Roast.”

  7. blacknole08 says: Apr 10, 2012 1:53 PM

    I’m sure P. Diddy is happy that someone wasted a good bottle of vodka by using it upside someone else’s head.

  8. wicky888 says: Apr 10, 2012 1:54 PM

    Lol “Spoon” wonder how he got that street name

  9. tatatoothy says: Apr 10, 2012 1:55 PM

    Wow, 6’3″ and 336 lbs and he is the one having to have surgery? Looks like his fighting skills are as good as his football skills.

  10. niobiumh2 says: Apr 10, 2012 1:55 PM

    This just in, a new report shows that he slipped on vodka and his face padded his fall.

    try posting something when all the facts come out. not some random crap that billy bob said what happened.

  11. clintonportisheadd says: Apr 10, 2012 1:56 PM

    Well thats OK then. At least it wasn’t Popov.

    And I have know two “Spoons” in my life and they both were drug dealers.

  12. 86chawk says: Apr 10, 2012 1:56 PM

    Thats what happens when you party with a bunch of Russians!

  13. norcalmafia says: Apr 10, 2012 2:00 PM

    Ive heard Grey Goose is alot easier on the eye…..Should have been wearing his “beer goggles”

  14. hooterdawg says: Apr 10, 2012 2:02 PM

    “…and that they both were repeatedly made threats to shoot people.”

    As usual, this site is quick to report violence to players and the english language. :)

  15. caseyanthonymunoz says: Apr 10, 2012 2:02 PM

    Stuart Scott doesn’t see the humor in these comments.

  16. gcbean says: Apr 10, 2012 2:04 PM

    Regardless of who instigated it, it sure doesn’t sound like Knighton did much to diffuse the situation. Hopefully it wasn’t at the cost of his vision. I officially tag this situation as Boozin’ and Losin.

  17. jermz75 says: Apr 10, 2012 2:04 PM

    Stay out of the night clubs moron..
    You are going to “shoot people”??..nice
    another idiot that will be bankrupt 2 years out of the league.

  18. gunpowderjones says: Apr 10, 2012 2:04 PM

    Sounds like he was just hanging around and then BOOM! All of the sudden, Duval County broke out.

  19. emma333 says: Apr 10, 2012 2:07 PM

    Points to note: report only documents the behavior after a head and eye injury. Some reports say the initial altercation that happened in the club were when Pot Roast was trying to break up a fight that his friend was involved in. Oh, and his friends last name is WeatherSPOON….nickname, not a street name….Still disappointing that lack of judgement in one that has seemed like one of the good guys.

  20. heyguru1969 says: Apr 10, 2012 2:08 PM

    I looked up “spoon” and got this: to nestle in close contact with another, as when the back of one person is tucked into the front of the other.

    Sounds more like a Center/QB relationship.

  21. wetpaperbag3 says: Apr 10, 2012 2:10 PM

    caseyanthonymunoz says: Apr 10, 2012 2:02 PM

    Stuart Scott doesn’t see the humor in these comments.
    ====================================

    You KNOW you’re wrong for that comment and are going to hell. ***while I secretly roll on the floor and laugh my azz off my damn self because that WAS funny***

  22. das14 says: Apr 10, 2012 2:15 PM

    The club is a great place to go if you’re a profesional athlete and want to ruin your life. Stay home. Bring the party to you? duh winning.

  23. rc33 says: Apr 10, 2012 2:16 PM

    Not the first time vodka has affected someone’s vision.

  24. shackdelrio says: Apr 10, 2012 2:17 PM

    “joetoronto says:
    Apr 10, 2012 1:49 PM
    It sounds like fatboy had it coming.”

    You have some serious issues bro.

  25. nflofficeadmin says: Apr 10, 2012 2:20 PM

    Another bottle of Ciroc for my friends, Spoon and Barrack.

  26. drgfri says: Apr 10, 2012 2:20 PM

    I hope it was Gray Goose. No worries anyhow, there are plenty of good opthamologists in LA.

  27. ajm323 says: Apr 10, 2012 2:20 PM

    “That’s it guys, I’m shuttin down the studio..” -Diddy

  28. latchbeam says: Apr 10, 2012 2:27 PM

    Stay classy, Jacksonville!! …And WOW… A Stuart Scott joke on the comment!? Ouch!

  29. tylerh31 says: Apr 10, 2012 2:30 PM

    Perhaps “Spoon” is brian witherspoon CB of the Giants, formerly of the Jags.

  30. grandpoopah says: Apr 10, 2012 2:32 PM

    You have to be really crazy or really brave to hit a guy that size.

  31. steeelfann says: Apr 10, 2012 2:34 PM

    Ya know, I am thinking that there are certain players that should stay out of clubs and instead watch programs/movies such as:

    1. Little House on the Prairie
    2. The Waltons
    3. Steel Magnolias
    4. The 10 Commandments
    5. Bambi

    The shootings, drugs, sexual crimes, fights, fraud, etc.
    is really starting to wear on me.

  32. rajbais says: Apr 10, 2012 2:37 PM

    Vodka bottle for “Potroast” Knighton???

  33. lolb23 says: Apr 10, 2012 2:52 PM

    If Tebow had gone to Jax his eye would already be healed.

  34. philwauke says: Apr 10, 2012 3:16 PM

    Still not sure what this has to do with the saints.

  35. beeronthefridge says: Apr 10, 2012 3:32 PM

    Jaguars defensive tackle beat up at a bar?

    No wonder they couldn’t stop anybody last year.

  36. shackdelrio says: Apr 10, 2012 3:38 PM

    “beeronthefridge says:
    Apr 10, 2012 3:32 PM
    Jaguars defensive tackle beat up at a bar?

    No wonder they couldn’t stop anybody last year.”

    Sixth ranked D in the league.

  37. nomoreseasontix says: Apr 10, 2012 3:47 PM

    NFL players, listen up! I’ve got an idea for you!!
    Stay out of bars!!!
    Isn’t that profound?

    Over paid idiots….

  38. EJ says: Apr 10, 2012 3:50 PM

    When will NFL players learn to stay out of the club? Never. Why?…….. Because they think they are celebrities… But here is the thing, they are not. They are just guys who play sports and get paid an obscene amount of money to do so. They are regular guys with a ton of cash. Unless they run with security, which most don’t, they are open to the same fighting as any other man. They don’t understand that because they have money and are above average in size and or strength, that one pissed off bad-a-s fighter can kick their a-s in a heartbeat, they feel invincible, which is not always the case as we see with this story.

  39. rcali says: Apr 10, 2012 3:54 PM

    How come the night clubs I go to don’t have people shooting themselves in the leg, getting hit with Ciroc bottles, and Vick family birthday parties that result in gunfire?

  40. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 10, 2012 4:18 PM

    Pot Roast should have known better than to take a Spoon to a Vodka Bottle fight.

  41. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 10, 2012 4:26 PM

    Hey diddle diddle, a fight and a bottle, now poor Pot will be fed by the Spoon.

  42. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 10, 2012 4:30 PM

    After a confrontation involving a bottle and a Spoon, Pot Roast goes under the knife. Makes me hungry just talking about it.

  43. mjkelly77 says: Apr 10, 2012 5:12 PM

    Some people are just too stupid to live.

  44. jagsbaby says: Apr 10, 2012 7:52 PM

    why wouldn’t you wait until the facts are out to post this crap? knighton was trying to break up a fight. since when is getting hit over the eye with a bottle mean he got beat up? seems that’s all the coward could do…report the facts PLEASE.

  45. randallflagg52 says: Apr 10, 2012 8:49 PM

    Stuart Scott doesn’t see the humor in these comments.

    Best comment of the week, hats off to you sir.

  46. doe22us says: Apr 10, 2012 9:25 PM

    All this while i thought his nickname was pork chop, anyways still a meat.

  47. salmen76 says: Apr 11, 2012 1:42 PM

    People looking for trouble aint near as tuff as the people waiting for it! Geaux Saints!

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