The man assaulted by former Western Kentucky tight end Tyler Higbee outside of a Bowling Green bar earlier this month has been upgraded from serious to good condition, according to an update from local NBC affiliate WNKY.
The man, Nawaf Alsaleh, initially suffered a brain hemorrhage after being knocked unconscious by Higbee, who is currently preparing for the NFL Draft in Chicago next week. Higbee, 24, was charged with assault, public intoxication, and fleeing and evading police.
Though it is great news that Alsaleh’s condition has been upgraded despite his still being hospitalized, this may not bode well for Higbee. He is due in court on May 5 and his actions may prevent him from getting drafted at all next week. The NFL takes players’ off-field actions very seriously and Higbee isn’t going to be any exception despite his not having played an NFL down yet.
To give a better idea, former LSU offensive lineman and current Dallas Cowboy La’el Collins went from being a surefire first-round pick last year to an undrafted free agent after it was learned an ex-girlfriend of his was murdered and he was being interviewed by police, even though it was made clear from the get go that he was not suspected in the crime whatsoever.
Thus, though Tyler Higbee’s crime is clear, don’t be shocked if he doesn’t get drafted period.
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