The Lions have released a statement regarding the Tavon Wilson report:
“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.”
TMZ Sports is reporting that Lions S Tavon Wilson is being sued by the mother of his child, Alanda Jackson, for allegedly punching her in the face during a nightclub altercation back in May of last year and breaking her nose.
According to Jackson, claims she encountered Wilson and got into a verbal altercation with his current girlfriend. While the two were arguing, Jackson alleges that Wilson grabbed her and threw her to the ground and began punching her in the face before security eventually broke it up.
Beyond that, a friend of Jackson’s claims she was stabbed by a member of Wilson’s entourage.
Both women were hospitalized following the incident and Jackson claims she suffered major injuries including a broken nose, a black eye and cuts on her back.
Jackson is suing Wilson for over $2.5 million.
Wilson denies that he hit her and has asked the judge to throw out both lawsuits against him.
D.C. police confirmed that an incident took place, but added that Jackson was actually the one arrested while Wilson’s girlfriend actually claimed she was the real victim in the matter.
Wilson, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots. He played out his rookie deal with New England before signing a two-year, $2.2 million contract with the Lions last year.
Wilson stands to make a base salary of $900,000 for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Wilson appeared in 15 games and recorded 89 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and two pass defenses for the Lions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 21 safety out of 90 qualifying players.