Titans Justin Hunter Arrested in Bar Brawl Assault

Justin Hunter, Tennessee Titans

Titans Justin Hunter Arrested in Bar Brawl Assault

Wide receiver reportedly left victim hospitalized with injuries.

Published July 21, 2015

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter was arrested and charged with felonious assault, stemming from a bar brawl in his hometown of Virginia Beach, earlier this month.

ESPN is reporting that Hunter turned himself in Monday after a warrant was issued and he remains in a Virginia Beach jail without bond while the case is being investigated. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in court.

Police tell ESPN that Hunter was involved in a fight with a tourist at the Sandbar Surf Bar in Virginia Beach late on July 3 and that the victim was hospitalized with injuries as a result. Police also told ESPN that the allegations against Hunter, 24, include "malicious intent, stabbing, cutting, wounding."

"We are aware of the situation and are continuing to gather more facts," the Titans said in a statement to ESPN.

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt added: "At some point, you either get it, or you won't be in this league anymore. That's the natural order of the NFL."

A 2013 second-round draft pick, Hunter had 28 receptions for 498 yards and three touchdowns for the Titans last season before missing the final four games with a lacerated spleen. 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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