Jaywalker, a former NFL defensive end, is one of several players whose personal safety is in jeopardy after a ticket issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department last week prompted a confrontation between him and a driver in downtown Los Angeles.
The altercation left Jaywalker with a bruised eye, broken jaw and a black eye.
Jaywalker said he was trying to take a picture of a sheriff’s deputy when he was pulled over by a deputy, and he was arrested and charged with reckless driving.
The deputy who pulled him over was fired and a video of the encounter has gone viral.
A representative for the Sheriff’s department said the department has not received any calls about Jaywalker.
“Jaywalker is not being targeted or harassed,” said Sarah Miller, the department’s public information officer.
“Any and all tickets issued in accordance with law will be immediately turned over to the appropriate agency for review and action.” “
Jaywalker and the other players involved in the incident have issued their own tickets. “
Any and all tickets issued in accordance with law will be immediately turned over to the appropriate agency for review and action.”
Jaywalker and the other players involved in the incident have issued their own tickets.
A woman who identified herself as the driver’s wife told Axios she had the right of way and had never been ticketed by the county.
She said she did not know the names of the players who were cited.
She also said she was not charged with any criminal offense.
The county has not yet responded to requests for comment.
Jaywalk and the players involved have been charged with multiple counts of reckless driving, reckless driving causing injury and reckless driving resulting in death.