Jeff Knox Jr. is one of the best pure athletes we ever scouted at the linebacker position. He was a stud at California (PA) University. This story is hard to type because I hate to see a player with so much skill face such a harsh potential punishment.
Knox Jr. is reportedly facing two counts of attempted homicide in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania stemming from a shooting that happened a few weeks ago.
Police have charged a Verona man with attempted homicide in connection to a shooting in South Side Flats last week that left two men hospitalized.
Police obtained an arrest warrant Friday for Jeffrey Ali Knox Jr., 28, in connection to a shooting on Oct. 23. He is being charged with two counts of attempted homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possession, and a firearms violation.
…Responding officers found two men with gunshot wounds at the intersection of East Carson and 17th Street. One of the men sustained a gunshot wound to the right thigh, and the other a gunshot wound to the left thigh.
…Before the shooting, police said in the complaint the footage showed that a verbal altercation occurred between a man in a gray shirt — identified as the shooter — and one of the victims, noting the shooter shoved the victim. Police then observed the suspect hit the first victim in the face and then raised a gun in his right hand toward the second victim. Police observed the shooter lowering the gun and the second victim falling to the ground, according to the complaint.
Knox has played in the NFL for the Buccaneers, Redskins, and Titans but has made his name in the CFL. He has played with the Roughriders, Argonauts, and Redblacks. At Cal U (PA), he was one of the most decorated linebackers in Division 2. This story sucks, and I hope Knox Jr. has a good explanation.