Report: Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker Named in Alleged Shooting

Delanie Walker Lawsuit: Tennessee Titans TE in Alleged Shooting?

Delanie Walker Lawsuit: Tennessee Titans TE in Alleged Shooting?

Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker (46) speaks to the media after losing Super Bowl XLVII against Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s another bizarre legal story involving a Tennessee Titans player. The previous one involved a former player who was announcing the third preseason game (Keith Bulluck). This one deals with a current player who was allegedly involved in a shooting when he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers: tight end Delaine Walker.

Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean has details about the incident. In June 2012, 49ers players Aldon Smith and Walker reportedly fired weapons illegally. A plaintiff has named Walker in a lawsuit. The plaintiff, Ronndale Esporlas, claims that he was caught in the crossfire. He allegedly sustained “serious, catastrophic and permanent injuries.”

This offseason, the Titans signed Walker to a four-year, $17.5 million contract. He’s expected to replace Jared Cook, providing better in-line blocking for Shonn Greene and Chris Johnson. Since then, Walker has worked with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to speak out in memory of his aunt and uncle. A drunk driver killed both of them outside of New Orleans following the Super Bowl XLVII.

For Walker, it has been a rough start to his Titans career. He missed most of the preseason with a knee scope. Wyatt was asked the following question on Twitter:

 

 

For what it’s worth, “tbd” means “to be determined.” Check out Music City Miracles Radio for what appears as a timely interview with Delanie Walker. He’s supposedly giving away a signed jersey and gloves  at the end of the show. Will he have anything to say about that incident?

Topics: Delanie Walker, NFL, Tennessee Titans

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