Pittsburgh woman who stabbed NFL player Terrelle Pryor in chest and shoulder caught smirking in her arrest mugshot

Shalaya Briston, 24, was arrested in her Pittsburgh apartment, police said for stabbing the NFL wide receiver.


                            Pittsburgh woman who stabbed NFL player Terrelle Pryor in chest and shoulder caught smirking in her arrest mugshot

The Pennsylvania woman arrested for stabbing NFL wide receiver Terrelle Pryor smirked in her mugshot after she was arrested on Saturday and charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault. Shalaya Briston, 24, was arrested in her Pittsburgh apartment, police said. 

Pryor was stabbed in the chest and shoulder and has been charged with simple assault. The two are said to have had a disagreement in an apartment in North Shore, following which the incident occurred. According to TMZ, the woman is said to have a bruised nose at the time of the arrest. It also reported that a witness had told the police that Briston had been the aggressor and had been waiting for Pryor at the apartment after a night out. The witness, who was female, told the police that the two had "tussled" following which she stabbed a sharp object into his chest.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JUNE 03: Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. (10) during OTAs on June 3, 2019 at DreamFinders Homes Practice Facility in Jacksonville, Fl. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

In court documents obtained by the tabloid, one female witness was heard saying, "She was just defending herself and had to do it. The only reason I'm here was to make sure that he didn't die" and "we should have just let him die." 

The two allegedly had a "volatile relationship", WXPI reported and that he "always had his hands all over her."

Firearms were discovered in Pryor's car as well. His agent told the news outlet that he was still recovering at an area hospital and in stable condition.

He is a free agent currently after being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars in September. His NFL career began in 2011 after he entered the NFL Supplemental Draft, where he was selected in the third round by the Oakland Raiders. He has also played for Washington Redskins and New York Jets. He was suspended by the NCAA the same year for selling championship rings, jerseys and awards for discounts from a tattoo shop. 

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