Memphis Player Gets His Car Shot Up After Altercation With Teammate


Not all teammates on sports teams get along, but while most just have disagreements, two football players for the Memphis Tigers let their feud get way too heated and gunshots were fired as a result.

University of Memphis announced the suspensions of wide receiver Jae’Lon Oglesby and cornerback Kam Prewitt earlier this week following an alleged on-campus altercation that resulted in gunshots being fired at Oglesby’s car on Tuesday night.

According to Memphis Commercial Appeal:

“Oglesby told police that he was sitting in his apartment in the 600 block of Patterson Street at around 10 p.m. Tuesday when he heard several gunshots outside. He noticed bullet holes in two windows and both of the passenger-side doors of his Nissan Altima, as well as bullet damage to the roof of the car, according to a police report. While he did not see who fired the shots, Oglesby told officers that he had a physical altercation with Prewitt earlier in the day.

“We are aware of the incident involving two student-athletes on the University of Memphis campus yesterday and are cooperating fully with the investigation,” athletic director Tom Bowen said in a statement Wednesday morning. “All student-athletes are subject to the University of Memphis Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, as well as University and athletic department policies.

“In addition, we are monitoring a second situation involving shots fired at a student-athlete’s parked vehicle at an off-campus location. We have offered our full support to the local authorities investigating that incident.”

Officers discovered five shell casings in the grass outside Oglesby’s apartment and a blue New Balance shoe was found nearby. A bullet also entered a nearby apartment, and someone was heard running immediately after the shooting, according to the police report.”


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