Tavon Wilson is facing serious allegations stemming from a 2016 physical altercation.
According to TMZ Sports, Detroit Lions safety Tavon Wilson is being sued by two women stemming from an incident that transpired at a Washington D.C. dance club back in 2016.
One claimant is Alanda Jackson, Wilson’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of his three-year-old child, who is alleging that Wilson physically assaulted her. From TMZ:
Alanda claims she encountered Wilson at Bliss nightclub on May 14 -- where she got into a verbal altercation with Wilson's current girlfriend, Simone Leach.
While Alanda and Simone were arguing, Wilson allegedly grabbed Alanda, threw her to the ground and began punching her in the face.
The other woman filing suit is a friend of Jackson. According to the suit, she was stabbed during the fight by a member of Wilson’s entourage. She is alleging that Wilson for ordering the attack.
Wilson’s lawyer offered the following statement to TMZ:
"There's video of the incident that shows Ms. Leach is attacked. Mr. Wilson is a witness, Ms. Leach is the victim and Ms. Jackson is the defendant." "She's been charged criminally. Her civil claim is meritless and I think she will be convicted for this shortly."
There’s obviously a lot of unknowns in this situation, but these are some very serious allegations being thrown around. The Detroit Lions have established a no-tolerance policy regarding domestic violence, and if there is any truth to Jackson’s allegations, it would likely spell the end of Wilson’s career in Detroit.
On Friday night, the Lions released the following statement regarding the situation (via the Detroit Free Press):
"We are aware of the report regarding Tavon Wilson. 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."
We will continue to follow this story as it develops.