Tavon Wilson Sued, Accused Of Assault

Lions safety Tavon Wilson is being accused of punching an ex-girlfriend and is being sued for $2.5MM, TMZ reports (confirmed by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press). Alanda Jackson, who is the mother of Wilson’s child, recently filed the suit over the 2016 incident. The report indicated that the 27-year-old allegedly threw Jackson to the ground and punched her in the nose. A second victim is also suing Wilson, claiming that she was stabbed during the accident by the player’s “entourage.”

Tavon Wilson“We are aware of the report regarding Tavon Wilson,” the team said in a statement. “We have spoken to Tavon and we have also notified the league office of this matter. Due to the personal nature of this situation, we will have no additional comment at this time.”

As Justin Rogers of the Detroit News notes (via Twitter), the organization has traditionally had a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence, perhaps putting Wilson’s future in Detroit in doubt.

Following four seasons with the Patriots, Wilson joined the Lions prior to last season. He went on to play in 15 games (14 starts) during the 2016 campaign, collecting a career-high 89 tackles to go with one sack and two interceptions. If Wilson is ultimately cut loose by the team, Miles Killebrew and/or Don Carey would presumably see a more significant role on defense.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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7 comments on “Tavon Wilson Sued, Accused Of Assault

  1. haydenjones099

    It seems like there is 2 or 3 of these stories coming out a week nowadays.

  2. mcase7187

    We have to remember one thing a lot of the time it’s money hungry people are just false reports I don’t remember hearing anything about this so this could just be one of those incidents

    • dugdog83

      Very true most of these cases get thrown out along the way. People get money and they all want it.

  3. mackzartin

    Per Justin Rogers, “According to the police report, the alleged victim was the one arrested. And Wilson’s lawyer told TMZ there is video of the incident, which shows his client only witnessed the altercation.”

  4. Ironman_4life

    Anybody remember that Barney song
    I sue you, you sue me, let’s just sue everybody
    That way we can get free money …

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