A Nashville man has filed a federal civil lawsuit against a pair of Titans players, claiming second-year receiver Tajae Sharpe assaulted him outside a bar on April 27.
Dante Satterfield said in his suit filed Wednesday that Sharpe and Titans teammate Sebastian Tretola led him through the back entrance of Nashville’s Tin Roof bar and assaulted him in the alley.
“As soon as I walked out of the back of Tin Roof, that’s when I get punched to the face,” Satterfield told The Tennessean Wednesday at his lawyer’s Nashville office.
The 27-year-old Satterfield said Sharpe became upset after Satterfield suggested Sharpe’s playing time would decrease after the Titans selected Western Michigan receiver Corey Davis with the fifth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
That’s when Sharpe, a fifth-round pick last year, and Tretola, a 6-4, 317-pound offensive lineman selected in the sixth round of the 2016 draft, asked Satterfield to exit the bar through the back door and into the alley.
The Titans told The Tennessean they are aware of the lawsuit and Nashville police said they have opened an investigation.
Sharpe’s agent, Blaine Roche, told The Tennessean the allegations “are ridiculous.”
“Tajae unequivocally denies any and all involvement and he looks forward to vindicating his name, clearing his name of any and all wrongdoing here,” Roche said.
A police spokesman said officers were called to the bar and found Satterfield unconscious. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital.
His lawsuit claims he was unconscious for 12 hours and suffered broken bones in his face, a concussion, massive face bruising, a perforated eardrum and other injuries. Satterfield is seeking at least $500,000 in damages.