Darron Lee’s Saturday night apparently ended in an alarming fashion.
Lee, a former Ohio State star, said he was jumped at a Columbus, Ohio, bar by a stranger on Saturday night, according to multiple reports. He originally posted about the incident on Periscope, but the video has since been deleted from his Twitter page. Lee is currently with the New York Jets, and NJ.com had quotes from his reaction.
“Midway from the exit of the bar, I get hit and tackled simultaneously,” Lee said in the broadcast. “Have no idea who it was. I wasn’t in an argument with anybody. I hadn’t said a word to anybody. Just leaving the bar to go home, and I get punched and tackled. I have no idea by whom. To this very moment I have no idea by whom. Don’t care.”
Lee had also tweeted about the incident on Sunday, including a thank you to the Columbus Police Department for sparing “a young man’s life,” according to the New York Daily News. The NJ.com report said Columbus police were aware of Lee’s tweets (which have since been deleted) involving the incident, but did not have a record of it as of Monday night. It is not yet known the exact bar where the attack reportedly took place.
Lee was selected in the first round (20th overall) by the Jets last year. He had 42 tackles and one sack during 13 games in his rookie season.