Tarvaris Jackson free on $2,500 bond after threatening to kill wife

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Former Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has been released from jail on a $2,500 bond, after allegedly pointing a gun at and threatening to kill his wife.

According to Chris Hush of WESH, the 33-year-old Jackson was released from jail Friday.

Jackson was arrested after an incident with his wife in which he was intoxicated, and threatened to shoot her. She grabbed an iron and a knife at one point to protect herself, before another adult at the residence separated them. She also taunted the free agent quarterback, saying “You better be accurate because you ain’t accurate on the field.”

Jackson has a 59.6 percent career completion percentage.

According to the police report, several children were in the home at the time of the incident, and police found marijuana along with his 9mm handgun. He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

“She felt fearful and she thought he could kill her,” said Twis Lizasuain with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

The report also stated there may have been prior disputes between Jackson and his wife, which will certainly complicate the case and his bid for future employment. The Seahawks had previously said they’d welcome the veteran backup back, but that seems less likely now.

59 responses to “Tarvaris Jackson free on $2,500 bond after threatening to kill wife

  1. ” She also taunted the free agent quarterback, saying “You better be accurate because you ain’t accurate on the field.””

    Ouch baby…..very, very OUCH!

    LMAO!

  2. And just like that, *poof*, the NFL career is over. Seems like $2500 is a low bail for what this a**clown did.

  3. First Darren Sharper and now this guy. I don’t know why former Vikings have such a propensity for violence against women. I think the league should investigate.

  4. A gun is pointed at her head and she says “You better be accurate because you ain’t accurate on the field.”?!?!?

    You’ve got brass balls sister.

  5. Kudos to his wife for the zinger but the timing was off- not cool to taunt a guy with a gun. On a more serious note, how can people argue against gun control when cases like this come to light???

  6. Does someone afraid for their life really taunt the guy with the gun? Sounds like a totally dysfunctional home. I feel bad for the kids.

  7. Withholding judgment for now. I’m a Packer fan but something doesn’t feel right with this story. Temperament wise this is so not Tavarius. Something set him off. Not that that is an excuse. But we don’t know all the facts.

  8. The judges who set these bails (25k/2500) in this case know all the details unlike us internet judges who think we know everything.

  9. He’s shopped for other contracts, wanted a chance to start according to reports last year. There just wasn’t interest in him. I think he was holding out for more money from the Seahawks, but their UDFA Boykin was doing well enough Seattle seemed fine moving ahead with him. The fact he had pot around indicates he already wasn’t worried about NFL drug policies. I think his playing career was already over, now he has probably killed or delayed any chance at another career in football.

    Very sad situation for all involved.

  10. guvsta says:
    Jun 25, 2016 9:26 AM
    Kudos to his wife for the zinger but the timing was off- not cool to taunt a guy with a gun. On a more serious note, how can people argue against gun control when cases like this come to light???
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    I saw a car accident the other day.. makes you wonder why we let people drive.

  11. “You better be accurate because you ain’t accurate on the field.”
    I’m sure she had no problem spending his money.

  12. Just another looser in the NFL. They certainly have their quota of them now. Add Johnnie to the list also, after the email sent out by his attorney.

  13. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Jun 25, 2016 9:06 AM
    First Darren Sharper and now this guy. I don’t know why former Vikings have such a propensity for violence against women. I think the league should investigate.

    //////////////

    Again we are privileged to hear the narcissistic spewing of filthymcblowhard, the one who makes fun of people dying when bridges collapse.

    Wasn’t Sharper on another NFC North team for most of his career?

    Find another hobby troll. Your act is getting old.

  14. Too many cases of people with no self control anymore. Just because you are mad, it is not okay to act like a stinking animal and get into fights and threaten to kill people. It is okay and normal to get mad at people sometimes, even a spouse, but too many idiots out there do not appear to be able to be angry without lashing out anymore.
    My wife makes me mad at times, but I would never dream of threatening to kill her, attacking her, grabbing a gun…Makes me wonder what is missing for these violent people out there that act like immature beasts that have no ability to control their actions on every little emotional swing.
    You hear about the sports stars and famous people that do it more, but it is all around everywhere. You see in in mass shootings, gang violence, spousal abuse…it amounts for the most part to people that take a ‘if I am mad about something I should hurt others’ approach to problems.

  15. Devils Advocate:
    Someone who is in fear of their life with a gun pointed at them by an intoxicated person who is angry and out of control does not provoke the person by yelling “You better be accurate because you ain’t accurate on the field.” Marijuana was found in the home not on his person. To my knowledge he has never failed a drug test. The marijuana most likely was hers. The judge obviously did not believe that Mr. Jackson is a danger considering that he had a lot more information and facts of this case and he decided to set such a low bail amount with no restraining order. Last but not least Mr. Jackson is not famous enough to get preferential treatment. His wife may have come to the realization that his NFL career was over and decided it was time to take her cut of whatever amount of money has left and hop off of the gravy train. It would not be the first time in history that this has happened.

  16. When his wife said “You better be accurate because you ain’t accurate on the field.” he responded ” it’s not the accuracy that counts it’s how you use it.”

  17. “Police found marijuana along with his 9mm handgun.”

    Stoned and out of control is no way to go through life son.

  18. “The Seahawks had previously said they’d welcome the veteran backup back, but that seems less likely now.”

    He may have hurt his chances in Seattle but Dallas is probably interested in him now, ’cause leadership.

  19. FlashPatterson says:
    Jun 25, 2016 10:32 AM
    guvsta says:
    Jun 25, 2016 9:26 AM
    Kudos to his wife for the zinger but the timing was off- not cool to taunt a guy with a gun. On a more serious note, how can people argue against gun control when cases like this come to light???
    ——————————————-
    I saw a car accident the other day.. makes you wonder why we let people drive.
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    Just curious. If he had pulled the trigger and killed her would you have called that an accident or a murder?

  20. You want to curb gun violence? Make reprehensible acts like this have a much harsher penalty. You have to make the punishment for the act of using a gun to harm or intimidate someone so severe that the crime is not longer worth committing.

  21. fumblenuts says:
    Jun 25, 2016 11:32 AM
    “Police found marijuana along with his 9mm handgun.”

    Stoned and out of control is no way to go through life son.
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    Your understanding of what marijuana does to people is clearly uninformed. This is what ALCOHOL does; not marijuana. Stop preaching nonsense, especially if you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about, SON.

  22. This is a product of three things, four actually.
    1. Alcohol
    2. Guns
    3. Video Games
    4. Women

    Alcohol, Marijuana, and the like leave a person with little inhibitions. Meaning the little voice inside of you that usually says “stop”, “think” is gone.

    Guns are not toys and are lethal in most cases, which makes #1 even more concerning.

    Video Games, which most young men, young adults, etc. have played, leave one thinking that guns are not lethal and are a toy. In other words video games desensitize people to killing.

    Women are not a possession, but some women portray themselves that way. Wow, look how “hot” I am, then six kids later, with his body or career flailing in the wind and not knowing where his next dime is coming from, the guy looses it. Or he finds multiple “hot” women and populates the planet on his own. The woman doesn’t want a real job, except maybe professional shopper or socialite, so shes looking at the guy like a meal ticket.

  23. Marijuana was found in the home not on his person. To my knowledge he has never failed a drug test.
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    It’s easy to pass a drug test when you know in advance when you’ll be tested.

  24. Sounds like a great environment to raise kids in. The toddler was probably teething on a spare hair extension in the background.

  25. It’s easy to pass a drug test when you know in advance when you’ll be tested.
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    If it is that easy to pass the NFL’s “random drug testing program” why do so many players risk their life long dream and lively hoods by failing the tests.

  26. I’m amazed he lasted in the NFL to age 33 in the first place, but suspect his career is over now.

  27. gaggee says:
    Jun 25, 2016 12:37 PM
    This is a product of three things, four actually.
    1. Alcohol
    2. Guns
    3. Video Games
    4. Women

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    Sorry..but no…

    If this went down like it seems from the story and was not a matter of him defending himself or a loved one…

    It is not simply a factor of those things. Many people go through all of those things every day and still manage not to act out in such a destructive manner.

    When will we learn to stop blaming things that do not control the situation and start putting responsibility back on the thing that it is the fault of.

    It is the fault of the person, who made a choice or choices, to act in such a manner. Games were not in control of his behavior. There are bad women out there just like bad men, but his behavior would be his to control and master whether she was mean to him or not. Most would agree that he is justified if she threatened his life or a loved ones life, otherwise it is on him to control his actions even if he is angry.

    It was not alcohol, a gun in the house, the woman in the room, or video games. It was his lack of control and poor personal development in being able to realize he can control his actions even if he feels angry. We need to stop looking for excuses for people that can not control their hate and intolerance. Hoping we can engineer a bunch of stuff in life that doesn’t affect people with self control instead of dealing with the people that show an alarming lack of said self control seems to be way too popular anymore.

    If there was a gun in the house and he did not threaten his wife, there would be no issue. If there was no gun in the house and he threatened his wife there is still a problem. He did not threaten his wife because a gun was in the house or because he played video games as a kid. He has just not learned to properly deal with his emotions.

  28. Another example for Teddy of what not to do in comparison to former starting quarterbacks of the Vikings. Although t-jack always seemed like a good guy, oh well.

  29. I was always amazed that this guy was on anybody’s roster from day 1. I sort of understand his initial start in the NFL with the Vikings, they never really had a Qb so its hard to recognize one in the first place so they were hoping against hope that he would be alright. Turns out they were wrong (what else is new) and I give them credit for getting rid of him.

    His jobs after that are a complete mystery. He sucks and if he sucks, why not carry a QB with potential?

  30. imodan says:
    Jun 25, 2016 11:57 AM
    FlashPatterson says:
    Jun 25, 2016 10:32 AM
    guvsta says:
    Jun 25, 2016 9:26 AM
    Kudos to his wife for the zinger but the timing was off- not cool to taunt a guy with a gun. On a more serious note, how can people argue against gun control when cases like this come to light???
    ——————————————-
    I saw a car accident the other day.. makes you wonder why we let people drive.
    —————————————————————–
    Just curious. If he had pulled the trigger and killed her would you have called that an accident or a murder?
    ————————————————————-
    He did not pull the trigger. If he had that would be murder.
    Just like if someone got into a car and ran someone over that would be murder as well.

  31. He did not pull the trigger. If he had that would be murder.
    Just like if someone got into a car and intentionally ran someone over, that would be murder as well.
    It is not the tool it is the one wielding the tool.

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