The Pitt Panthers got some bad news this weekend, as one of their star defensive lineman, Jabaal Sheard, was arrested for a Sunday fight on the South Side's E. Carson Street. But this wasn't any ordinary fight. This was rather ugly. Some details:
The officer said he identified himself as police, ordering the two to stop, but he said Sheard ignored him and continued to beat Parker in the face and body.
Other officers arrived and unsuccessfully tried to break up the fight, police said. One officer used a baton on Sheard, who grabbed Parker and threw him through the glass door of the LaFond Gallery, police said.
As Parker laid on his back bleeding, police said Sheard continued to hit him, which is when they used pepper spray on both men.
Sheard was taken to the Allegheny County Jail on aggravated assault and other charges, and has been suspended indefinitely from the Pitt football team. He was arraigned Sunday at 1:40 p.m. and will have a preliminary hearing July 28
The cause of the fight is unknown, and damage to the door was estimated at $600-$1000.
The damage to Pitt's football season is also unknown, because Sheard was being counted on as a key contributor on their much-celebrated D-line. Last season, Sheard had 42 tackles (10 1/2 for loss), five sacks and a team-high 12 quarterback hurries while starting all 13 games for the Panthers.