Delanie Walker Lawsuit: Tennessee Titans TE in Alleged Shooting?
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:
@jwyattsports This shouldn’t suspend him or anything since its been over a year, right?
— Titus (@KHwarrior) September 4, 2013
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) September 4, 2013
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?