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Ex-NFL player charged with attempting to murder NFL hopeful

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Former NFL player Brandon Winey has been arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder in the Friday shooting of former LSU linebacker Tahj Jones.

The New Orleans Times Picayune reports that police say the 36-year-old Winey got into a fight with Jones and then pulled a gun late on Friday night.

Winey produced a handgun and shot Jones in the abdomen,” police said.

Winey also played at LSU. He was a sixth-round draft pick of the Dolphins in 2001 and bounced around the league for a few years, playing a total of 24 regular-season games.

Jones is a senior at LSU who recently worked out at LSU’s Pro Day. He is not expected to be drafted, but could catch on with some team as an undrafted free agent. He had emergency surgery overnight and is currently in serious condition.

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51 Responses to “Ex-NFL player charged with attempting to murder NFL hopeful”
  1. ishallcomment says: Apr 12, 2014 3:28 PM

    What… The… Heck…

    Some people are just devoid of reasoning.

  2. justsomerandomguy24 says: Apr 12, 2014 3:28 PM

    Wow. As an LSU alum and fan, this disgusts me. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Tajh.

  3. footballtalk1 says: Apr 12, 2014 3:28 PM

    A former player commits a crime? Guess he thought he was still in the league….

  4. nyctraffic says: Apr 12, 2014 3:32 PM

    Seems LSU has a strong alumni network for recent grads to rely on.

  5. Matt dog from C-town says: Apr 12, 2014 3:43 PM

    I must be the last Hunan being on earth to not own a gun.

  6. timpiker says: Apr 12, 2014 3:43 PM

    NFL player using a gun? No way!

  7. whodeydynasty says: Apr 12, 2014 3:52 PM

    Thats why lsu is the laughing stock of the sec

  8. 4grammarpolice says: Apr 12, 2014 3:53 PM

    Doesn’t happen in baseball. Just saying.

  9. vicnocal says: Apr 12, 2014 3:59 PM

    What ever happened to just fighting it out with your fists? When it comes to someone pulling a gun in a fight and shooting someone else in the abdomen, as they say in Pulp Fiction, it should be “No trial, no jury. Straight to execution.”

    and yet this turd is just being charged with attempted 2nd degree murder?? I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up serving less time than Plaxico Burress did for shooting his own leg.

  10. seahawkswilson says: Apr 12, 2014 4:03 PM

    Just assumed it was a 49er, but guess I was wrong.

  11. ghjjf says: Apr 12, 2014 4:09 PM

    Another brilliant draft pick by the Dolphins!

  12. skolisstupid says: Apr 12, 2014 4:14 PM

    Viking material. Skol. Best ever!!!

  13. Pittsburgh Steelers says: Apr 12, 2014 4:15 PM

    Notice how this doesn’t happen in Pittsburgh?

  14. godblessfootball says: Apr 12, 2014 4:16 PM

    Defense: NFL is liable due to concussions

  15. psly2124 says: Apr 12, 2014 4:28 PM

    It does happen in Pittsburgh pal, remember when your linebacker got shot in the a$$ at Colorado state

  16. psly2124 says: Apr 12, 2014 4:29 PM

    Joey porter was the steeler steeler that was shot

  17. firstclasspack says: Apr 12, 2014 4:29 PM

    That should get Brandon Winey a second chance in the NFL. He’ll probably get at least one or two tryouts because of this.

    SMH

  18. sw19womble says: Apr 12, 2014 4:52 PM

    I thought all the gun nuts were in Nevada, defending themselves against the Gubmint.

  19. raidermaniac32 says: Apr 12, 2014 5:08 PM

    Lol so pathetic guess he’s still bent out of shape about being a never was.

  20. dirtymcgirty says: Apr 12, 2014 5:20 PM

    4grammarpolice says:
    Apr 12, 2014 3:53 PM

    Doesn’t happen in baseball. Just saying

    ————————————————————————

    No? Wasn’t Seattle Mariners’ Greg Halman stabbed to death by his brother a couple years ago?

  21. alshonbrandontandem says: Apr 12, 2014 5:23 PM

    “We’ll sign Brandon Winey”

    Dallas Cowboys

  22. sellout1983 says: Apr 12, 2014 5:25 PM

    Um, I’m pretty sure Mike Adams is a steeler, and I’m pretty sure he was stabbed in the stomach during a robbery last year

  23. bricktop02 says: Apr 12, 2014 5:27 PM

    Yea but sexual assault by your QB happens.

  24. leagueobservr says: Apr 12, 2014 5:29 PM

    Jealousy. It will eat your soul…

  25. andreweac says: Apr 12, 2014 5:29 PM

    Too many concussions. His defense should be to blame the NFL.

  26. madmikepromo says: Apr 12, 2014 5:39 PM

    Some guys have all the talent in the world and are complete idiots

  27. thisdamnbox says: Apr 12, 2014 5:44 PM

    Guns are cool! We never have enough guns in this country…I’m sure this is EXACTLY what the founding fathers had in mind…

  28. sellout1983 says: Apr 12, 2014 5:50 PM

    More guns solve EVERYTHING. That’s why Chicago is a utopia.

  29. floratiotime says: Apr 12, 2014 5:57 PM

    I’m guessing neither majored in physics at LSU.

  30. barrywhererufrom says: Apr 12, 2014 5:59 PM

    How come we don’t hear about these stories in the NHL and mlb? It makes this lifelong NFL fan sick that they have(had)players like this in the league .when is enough enough?

  31. hawk3a1 says: Apr 12, 2014 6:03 PM

    Wow. Couple LSU guys. Who would have thought. Go Green Wave.

  32. htown995 says: Apr 12, 2014 6:03 PM

    Lsu is not the laughing stock of sec but i hate it when their players act stupid & foolish

  33. bostoncollie says: Apr 12, 2014 6:09 PM

    Shot over a shared girlfriend. She must be fine.

  34. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 12, 2014 6:11 PM

    I wonder if he yelled “SEC SEC” after he shot him.

  35. billyblackout says: Apr 12, 2014 6:50 PM

    Two men enter, one man leaves!
    Two men enter, one man leaves!

  36. simplec72 says: Apr 12, 2014 6:53 PM

    There are websites that track LSU football players crimes. Shootings, threatening police officers, carnal knowledge of an underage person, not to mention the second all time biggest bust in Jamarcus fatbutt. I lived in Louisiana for seven years. Somehow this article does not surprise me.

  37. bricktop02 says: Apr 12, 2014 6:57 PM

    Yea but sexual assault by your QB happens in Pittsburg.

  38. 49erfan44 says: Apr 12, 2014 7:15 PM

    Because of where people in the NFL talent pool come from. That’s why its an NFL problem and not MLB. Baseball doesn’t recruit in south central and south Florida.

  39. kc114 says: Apr 12, 2014 7:59 PM

    Was this an argument spoken with the King’s English?

  40. FinFan68 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:02 PM

    Guns are cool! We never have enough guns in this country…I’m sure this is EXACTLY what the founding fathers had in mind…
    ———————
    I’m sure the founding fathers would never have believed the collective intelligence level of society could get so low. These idiots were weeded out back then either by justice or “Darwinian intervention”. Stupid people rarely saw 25 years old

  41. abninf says: Apr 12, 2014 8:50 PM

    sw19womble says:
    Apr 12, 2014 4:52 PM
    I thought all the gun nuts were in Nevada, defending themselves against the Gubmint.
    ————————————————–

    Yes, you should be submissive when the federal government tries to take your stuff. They know best.

  42. higheriqthanyou says: Apr 12, 2014 8:55 PM

    abninf says:
    Apr 12, 2014 8:50 PM

    Yes, you should be submissive when the federal government tries to take your stuff. They know best.
    =======================

    Good point. He likely thought he was an IRS agent.

  43. melikefootball says: Apr 12, 2014 9:29 PM

    Lets blame it on a bad upbringing, doesn’t that always work.

  44. nolanbctalk says: Apr 12, 2014 9:55 PM

    For you guys who want to bang on football for having “so many” issues, here are some numbers (and this doesn’t account for the fact that other college sports aren’t as interesting to the media as college football): NBA teams have a 15 player roster, times 30 teams = 450 players; Hockey – 23 players X 30 teams= 690 players; ML Baseball – 25 players X 30 teams = 750 players; NFL – 53 players X 32 teams = 1,696 players. I don’t have the energy to pull the college numbers, but they’re likely even more lopsided than the pros. It would be like the owner of a dodge minivan bragging that not as many minivans are stolen as Toyota Camrys.

  45. dmvtransplant says: Apr 12, 2014 9:56 PM

    @ barrywhererufrom

    NHL- Because no one cares what happens in Canada

    MLB – No one cares what happens in Cuba, Mexico or Puerto Rico

    I guess your cool with NHL fans trying to burn down Vancouver a few years ago? Because the players were not involved.

  46. dirtymcgirty says: Apr 12, 2014 10:43 PM

    49erfan44 says:
    Apr 12, 2014 7:15 PM

    Because of where people in the NFL talent pool come from. That’s why its an NFL problem and not MLB. Baseball doesn’t recruit in south central and south Florida.

    —————————————————————————————–

    MLB has more arrests than the NBA.. which shares the talent pool of the NFL. Take out weed arrests (which will be legal in a few years) from profiled car stops, and the NBA would have the same handful of players arrested as the NHL.

    Rolando McClain retired from the NFL at 23 because he said the on-field violence was going to compel him to kill someone off the field. Like others said, I think it all boils down to a combination of years of head injuries and steroid abuse/roid rage.

  47. cowboys8819 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:46 PM

    Prayers! I hope he has a speedy recovery.

  48. dirtymcgirty says: Apr 12, 2014 10:53 PM

    nolanbctalk says:
    Apr 12, 2014 9:55 PM

    NFL – 53 players X 32 teams = 1,696 players

    —————————————————————————-

    Technically, the practice squad players are on the roster (albeit inactive), too. That’s another 8 X 32.

    NFL = 1,952 players. That adds even a little more proportion the convo.

  49. dirtymcgirty says: Apr 12, 2014 10:59 PM

    dmvtransplant says:
    Apr 12, 2014 9:56 PM

    @ barrywhererufrom

    NHL- Because no one cares what happens in Canada

    ————————————————————————————

    Also, hundreds of their players return to Eastern Europe during the 4 to 5 month off-season. Who knows what type of debauchery they engage in over there, or if we’d even have access to those records.

  50. thelastpieceofcheese says: Apr 13, 2014 2:56 PM

    Who are these guys?

  51. scbaby2013 says: Apr 14, 2014 9:45 PM

    Wow what’s with all the bad decisions with these players, current and past smh.

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