Terrelle Pryor Charged With Simple Assault

Terrelle Pryor has improved from critical to stable condition, but more details have emerged on the incident that led to his hospitalization.

The free agent wide receiver was arrested and charged with simple assault, according to WPXI. A 24-year-old woman, Shalaya Briston, was charged with criminal attempt homicide and aggravated assault, according to the Pittsburgh TV station.

Pryor, 30, was stabbed in the shoulder and chest and underwent surgery Saturday morning. The incident took place at the Heinz Lofts apartment complex in Pittsburgh, and police were seen in the area. The former Ohio State star quarterback suffered artery damage and will be in the hospital until at least Sunday morning, Josina Anderson of ESPN.com tweets.

Pryor grew up in Jeannette, Pa., and starred in both football and basketball at Jeannette High School.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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25 comments on “Terrelle Pryor Charged With Simple Assault

  1. goldenmisfit

    So he almost gets stabbed to death and he is being charged with assault? What did this girl say that to save her butt!

      • joeshmoe11

        goldenmisfit- That may be the dumbest comment I’ve ever seen. He’s a very large professional athlete, in tip top physical shape, makes sense she used a knife to defend herself if he attacked her, if that is what happened

        • ghostrobot

          Idk maybe she came at him w a knife, stabbed him a couple times and he knocked her out. That’s kinda what it sounds like it would be, she’s got the homicide charge, and his charges which probably existed because she was so jacked up, will probably be dropped.

      • bencole

        She wouldn’t have charge with criminal attempted homicide if he attacked her. Be interesting to see what the real story is.

    • mitchrapp

      She got charged with attempted murder so not sure you read the article goldenmisfit

  2. DonC.

    Mans always wrong don’t have a fair chance with over aggressive cops.

    • raiders

      Yeah you’re right. It’s the cop’s fault that Pryor attacked this woman and she defended herself. Good call…

      • Natergater77

        Raiders: She got homicide charges for defending herself? You sound like someone who jumps to conclusions without full story. Scroll away from the comments and remain quiet.

    • norsehawk8

      Of course, let’s turn it into the police’s fault, even when the story has nothing to do with that.

  3. DarkSide830

    lets wait to pass judgement here. not a lot of hard facts here yet.

    • goldenmisfit

      Funny how you don’t know any of the facts but yet he’s the one at fault even though he was almost stabbed to death. You sure are a moron!

      • goldenmisfit

        Einstein, if he was at fault she never would have been charged with aggravated assault and criminal homicide. Those are charges that are filed when you are the aggressor in the attack had you known anything about this you would have known that.

        • DarkSide830

          if they were sure he was at fault here and that the reaction was reasonable then they wouldn’t have both been charged.

  4. pullhitter445

    Only a few posts away from the comment section being shutdown do to people like DonC.

  5. crosseyedlemon

    Thank goodness people are back to using tried and true weapons to inflict injuries instead of following the crazy helmet trend.

  6. Polish Hammer

    Maybe just maybe he assaulted somebody else and then she attacked him with a knife, so it wasn’t self defense for either?

    • Polish Hammer

      And you’re welcome…

      “Terrelle Pryor knocked a SECOND woman to the ground before getting into a physical altercation with Briston, a witness told police.
      TMZ Sports obtained the court docs with witness accounts of the incident and it’s insane — essentially saying Pryor and Briston got into a huge fight earlier that night that turned explosive.
      A witness told cops … Pryor, Briston and friends had gone out to dinner and drinks when the couple — who have been dating for about a year — began arguing.
      Briston and her friends went to the club and Pryor went home — but when the group got back to Pryor’s place after partying, he was waiting in the hallway pissed off.
      One female witness — a friend of Briston — told cops Pryor knocked her to the ground and began physically fighting with Briston.
      The witness says Pryor and Briston “locked up” and “began to tussle.”
      The fight spilled into the apartment and into the kitchen — and the next thing the witness saw was Pryor clutching his chest and bleeding.
      Briston and her 3 female friends drove Pryor to the hospital where he was treated for VERY serious injuries.
      In the docs, one officer says the female witness was voice texting into her watch and was overheard saying, “She was just defending herself and had to do it.”
      She added, “The only reason I’m here was to make sure that he didn’t die” and “We should have just let him die.””

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