Former NFL WR Terrelle Pryor arrested for assault

Former Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor was arrested in Penn Township, Penn., on Wednesday, according to court records.

Pryor is accused of hitting a woman across the face with an open hand and shoving her, according to Pittsburgh’s Action News 4. The woman reportedly sustained an injury to her left eye during an argument between them.

The former Ohio State player was charged with a misdemeanor count of simple assault, along with summary offenses of harassment and criminal mischief.

Pryor was released from Westmoreland County Prison on $100,000 unsecured bail. A criminal complaint, obtained by WTAE Pittsburgh, said Pryor denied hitting the woman, but admitted to throwing pumpkins at her car.

Pryor, who played for the Jets among eight other NFL teams, also allegedly threw a deck chair at the woman when she tried to get into her car to leave.

Before the incident, police said Pryor called the woman 50 times and sent 30 unanswered text messages.

The incident came after nearly two years after Pryor and his girlfriend Shalaya Briston were involved in an altercation at a Pittsburgh apartment complex in 2019.

Terrelle Pryor with the Jets in 2018.
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Briston, according to police, stabbed Pryor several times in his chest and arm after an argument. After a stint in the ICU, Pryor said he nearly died twice from his injuries.

In Oct. 2020, Pryor reportedly pleaded guilty to harassment and was sentenced to 90 days probation, while Briston pleaded guilty to simple assault.


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