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Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Jaguars release LB Slaughter


JACKSONVILLE, Florida - One day after being arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at two men in a passing car, T.J. Slaughter has been released by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Slaughter spent several hours in jail on Monday before being released on $5,000 bond. If prosecuted, he could face a misdemeanor charge of improper exhibition of a firearm or a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The fourth-year linebacker denied comment when approached at Jaguars headquarters.

On Tuesday, the Jaguars made their statement by releasing Slaughter, who started three of six games this season and had 24 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles.

A third-round pick in 2000, Slaughter started 29 of 42 games at both middle and weakside linebacker and recorded 155 solo tackles, two sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 28 tackles on special teams.

However, Slaughter missed a total of 12 games in 2001 and 2002 with various injuries.