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Knighton says he expects to make a full recovery

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After a weekend altercation that resulted in Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton being struck in the face with a bottle of vodka and needing surgery on his eye, there was concern regarding the impact of the injury on Knighton’s football career.

Knighton now says he’ll be fine.

“Thank you everyone for the support,” Knighton said on Twitter, via Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union.  “I plan on making a full recovery.  Thank you fans, family and friends.”

Meanwhile, agent Tony Fleming insists that Knighton wasn’t involved in a fight and that, contrary to the police report, he didn’t threaten to “shoot people.”  (Perhaps Knighton actually said he plans to “eat people.”)

Because there’s no open investigation (and thus no chance of anyone being charged), Ganguli explains that the NFL considers it a club matter.   And if the club plans to do anything about the situation, the club isn’t saying so.

“We hold all of our players to a high standard of behavior, as does the National Football League,” the team told Ganguli on Tuesday.  “We’re concerned about this matter, and it is being handled internally.  We’ll have no further comment at this time.”

Regardless of whether Knighton deserves any blame, the situation is further proof that pro athletes need to be careful about where they go and what they do and who they interact with and whether they should sense trouble coming and when they should know to run the other way.

Actually, that’s good advice for pretty much everyone.

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19 Responses to “Knighton says he expects to make a full recovery”
  1. bigwinintx says: Apr 11, 2012 9:30 AM

    Great, now take your butt home and live a boring life like the rest of us and leave the “club life” alone.

  2. jagwired32 says: Apr 11, 2012 9:31 AM

    “(Perhaps Knighton actually said he plans to “eat people”)” Ahhh, finally a statement from PFT that I find funny. He’s slimming down, you know he’s down to a graceful 350 lbs.

  3. r0b1b0y says: Apr 11, 2012 9:35 AM

    Thanks Uncle Mikie, I’ll be sure to take my vitamins, buckle my seat belt and floss really well too.

  4. talkintrashallday says: Apr 11, 2012 9:44 AM

    the guy that beat him up was Gene Smith

  5. greenpacker says: Apr 11, 2012 9:49 AM

    A vodka bottle is to brandon marshall’s fist what a beer bottle is to a sock’em bopper. this guy should be suspended for not keeping his eyes open… Roger? your thoughts?

  6. wicky888 says: Apr 11, 2012 10:17 AM

    Keep your head up Knighton, word on the street is that “Spoon”s homeboys “Knife” and “Fork” are looking for you

  7. joe.attaboy says: Apr 11, 2012 10:22 AM

    The truth of this is that Knighton was in a club called Pulse, which is actually a pretty decent club with a better-than-average clientele. The story being circulated around town (at least it was on Monday when I was there) what that Pot Roast was trying to extract a friend from an altercation, and in the process, was blindsided by the bottle by one of the altercation participants.

    I’ve also heard chat that the friend (who apparently came to the club with Knighton) was running his mouth, which was how the fight started.

    The tales of threats on Knighton’s part were probably the ramblings of participants who didn’t want to take the blame for the altercation.

    Having seen Knighton up close, I find it unlikely he would have to threaten to shoot anyone, since he can crush most normal-sized heads with his hand.

    Of course, these tales are all rumors, and are as well-substantiated as anything else you’ll ever read on this site. Especially from the staff.

  8. regisphilbin says: Apr 11, 2012 10:27 AM

    Interesting, if he can only see half the food in front him, will he eat less? This guy would be monster at 320. From what I hear on sports talk in Jax, he isn’t without fault in this altercation.

    Its unfortunate that Collier’s deal didn’t sink in for this guy. Even during a contract year…..

  9. jagalag says: Apr 11, 2012 10:32 AM

    Club Pure and dudes named Spoon are a really bad combo.

  10. trollhammer20 says: Apr 11, 2012 10:47 AM

    “the situation is further proof that pro athletes need to be careful about where they go and what they do and who they interact with and whether they should sense trouble coming and when they should know to run the other way”
    _______________________________

    Too bad alcohol so badly impairs judgement it makes assessing such situations exceedingly difficult. It also makes some guys feel totally unstoppable, which is why alcohol and violence to hand-in-hand (or, fist-to-fist as it may be). I am guessing this “invincibility” phenomenon is even greater in pro athletes, who are usually bigger and stronger than most people.

    Ken Hamlin may have cost Seattle a Super Bowl by getting his skull fractured in a bar fight. When his replacement went down in the second quarter of SBXL, a practice-squad guy got burnt on two long TD plays in the second half. Having a healthy #1 safety instead of Etric Pruitt on the field could have been all the difference.

    As much heat as stoners take, ask yourself, honestly: Would you rather have a star player on your team sitting down at home with a doobie or going out to the nightclubs until 3 AM? Most of the “harm” from marijuana arises from the fact it’s illegal. Most of the “harm” from alcohol is caused by lowered inhibitions and behavior problems.

  11. kiltherl says: Apr 11, 2012 10:49 AM

    Get better Pot Roast…need you back on the field to eat up opposing ball carriers…

  12. joetoronto says: Apr 11, 2012 10:56 AM

    How can you not expect trouble from a bar in Jacksonville?

  13. shackdelrio says: Apr 11, 2012 11:05 AM

    “joetoronto says:
    Apr 11, 2012 10:56 AM
    How can you not expect trouble from a bar in Jacksonville?”

    How can we not expect anything but idiots in Canada?

  14. sourwine15 says: Apr 11, 2012 11:12 AM

    @joe.attaboy… First of all, the club is Pure, not Pulse… may want to make sure you have your facts straight before pretending like you were there.

    And everyone seems to be making a major deal out of the friend’s name being ‘Spoon’. If you did any research at all (like read any of the detailed articles), you’d realized that the friend’s given name is Tommie Weatherspoon. As if we ALL don’t know anybody with a shortened name as a nickname.

    @joetoronto… Gee, more Jacksonville or Jaguar bashing from you. Shocking. Surprised you didn’t manage to mention tarps in your post. You’re slipping.

  15. wittersworld says: Apr 11, 2012 11:25 AM

    “…whether they should sense trouble coming and when they should know to run the other way.”

    Run the other way?! When your friend has gotten himself involved in an altercation of this magnitude (regardless of the circumstances that led to said altercation), who of you would bail on him? Perhaps Knighton needs to reevaluate his associates and his hobbies, but his actions at the point he got hit with a bottle were noble and commendable.

  16. joetoronto says: Apr 11, 2012 11:32 AM

    As big as fatboy is, just one of those massive tarps the Jags use to hide empty seats would be more than big enough to cover this mofo up.

  17. swellbuilt says: Apr 11, 2012 11:34 AM

    “Keep your head up Knighton, word on the street is that “Spoon”s homeboys “Knife” and “Fork” are looking for you.”

    ——————————————————–

    “Spork” is the one you have to watch out for.

  18. shackdelrio says: Apr 11, 2012 12:03 PM

    “joetoronto says:
    Apr 11, 2012 11:32 AM
    As big as fatboy is, just one of those massive tarps the Jags use to hide empty seats would be more than big enough to cover this mofo up.”

    Ok Kevin Pollack. We get it. You can do a good Shatner.

  19. catquick says: Apr 11, 2012 1:56 PM

    Trained warriors don’t “turn and run”. As sound as that advice may be, thats not the way a gladiator thinks. they have as much right as anyone else to go there. Isn’t it club managements responsibility to monitor inappropriate behavior?

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