Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Jaguars cut Slaughter after assault charges
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville linebacker T.J. Slaughter
was cut Tuesday, a day after he was arrested for allegedly pointing
a gun at two men passing him in a car.
Slaughter, a fourth-year veteran, is free on bond while
prosecutors decide whether to charge him. He could face a felony
charge of aggravated assault, or a misdemeanor charge of improper
exhibition of a firearm.
The men told police they drove up alongside Slaughter on a
highway Sunday night and tried to complement him about his wheel
rims. That's when, the men said, Slaughter rolled down his window
and pointed a handgun at them.
Slaughter denied showing the gun, but told police he did carry a
gun in the center console of his vehicle, authorities said.
A third-round draft pick of the Jaguars in 2000, Slaughter
started 29 games but opened this season as a backup. He had 18
tackles and one sack for the Jaguars this season. Last year, he was
suspended four games for violating the league's steroid policy.