This has been a bad week for the members of the Jacksonville Jaguars. First, the Philadelphia Eagles whipped them Sunday afternoon, and now special teams specialist Kassim Osgood was pistol-whipped Monday night.
Osgood, along with his 19-year-old girlfriend, was allegedly attacked by her ex-boyfriend, Julian Armand Bartletto. Bartletto, 20, has been arrested and charged with aggravated battery, false imprisonment, armed robbery, burglary, and violation of an injunction after the confrontation.
Gunfire purportedly was exchanged between the woman and Armand after Osgood leaped from a second-floor window. Prior to the gunfight, Armand had his gun pointed at her head, and Osgood was again pistol-whipped.
Osgood, who signed this past offseason in free agency, suffered minor bruises, head coach Jack Del Rio reported.
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Thankfully Osgood was not seriously injured, but this is just another distraction plaguing the team as of late. Two humiliating defeats in a row, a new quarterback, Trent Edwards, being signed off waivers today, and now the attack on Osgood cannot help Del Rio and the team prepare for this week's game against their intra-conference rival the Indianapolis Colts.
Purportedly, during the attack, Armand said, "What did that football player say to his girlfriend, it's a good day to die," in reference to former Florida wide receiver Chris Rainey. It has not been reported that Rainey was the inspiration to Armand's attack.