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Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Bud Dupree has been issued a case targeting him for misdemeanor assault following an altercation with an employee at a Walgreens in Nashville.
According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the incident took place Sunday night at the Walgreens location around 6 p.m. 20 CT after a verbal altercation between the 20-year-old male employee and some people who had entered the store. The subjects then entered the store again with Dupree, who allegedly grabbed the employee and his phone and then was involved in a physical altercation with the employee before leaving.
“Because the victim is being assaulted, the accused is charged with assault – fear of bodily harm,” MNPD said in his statement Tuesday with reference to the quote that was issued.
MNPD spokesman Don Aaron told The Tennessean that the employee allegedly used his phone to film during the incident. The male employee was treated after receiving a wound in the forehead, and a female employee was treated after receiving a wound in the hand, Aaron told the newspaper.
Dupree must report for booking on the quote in three weeks.
The Nashville PD said in the statement that the citation was issued after consultation with the District Attorney’s Office. Dupree and his lawyer met with detectives Tuesday morning. Dupree’s lawyer also met with detectives on Monday.
The Titans said in a statement that they “are aware of the situation and are gathering further information.”
Dupree, 28, is in his first season with the Titans after signing a $ 82.5 million five-year contract as a free agent in March.
ESPN’s Turron Davenport contributed to this report.