Ex-Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson released after threatening to kill wife

Ex-quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was held at a $2,500 bond after being arrested for holding his wife at gunpoint and threatening to kill her. Friday, Jackson was reportedly released after posting bond, according to Chris Hush of WESH.

Jackson was detained after a drunken argument with his wife that turned violent. When the former quarterback threatened to shoot his wife, she grabbed a knife to defend herself before another person living in the household broke up the altercation.

At one point, she took a shot at him by saying, “You better be accurate because you ain’t accurate on the field.” Jackson’s wife does have a point with that statement, as Jackson’s career completion percentage stands at just 59.6 percent.

Per the police report, many children were present in the residence when the incident occurred. Officers also found a reasonable amount of marijuana and a 9 mm handgun when they searched the area. Jackson was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

“She felt fearful and she thought he could kill her,” Twis Lizasuain of Osceola County Sheriff’s Office noted.

This likely isn’t the first time that the couple has fought, per the police report. Altercations like this will certainly have a negative effect on Jackson’s search for a gig in the NFL. The Seattle Seahwaks had said that they would be interested in working with Jackson, but the chances of him having any role in the league now seem slim.

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