4:53pm: The Titans issued a statement on Hunter’s arrest (via Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com on Twitter): “We are aware of the situation and are continuing to gather more facts.”
4:35pm: The incident took place on July 3rd, according to an article from News Channel 5. A victim was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained during the incident.
The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office arrested Hunter on allegations of “malicious intent, stabbing, cutting, and wounding,” according to the online report. Needless to say, those are allegations that could certainly lead to missed games. Hunter’s future with the Titans may also be in jeopardy.
4:26pm: Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter was arrested in Virginia and is currently in jail, according to News Channel 5 in Nashville (on Twitter). Police charged Hunter with one count of felonious assault in Virginia Beach.
Hunter, 23, was viewed as a potential breakout candidate entering the 2014 season, but struggled to put up big numbers in part due to the Titans’ revolving door at quarterback. Catching balls from Mettenberger, Jake Locker, and Charlie Whitehurst this season, Hunter recorded 28 receptions for 498 yards and three touchdowns. He suffered a lacerated spleen in a December contest against the Texans, ending his season early.
Details of the incident are unknown at this time, but the Titans could be down a receiver to start the year if the arrest warrants a suspension.