Sebastian Tretola was lucky enough to avoid a serious injury when he was shot in Arkansas last weekend, however the former Razorback wasn’t as fortunate with his roster spot.
On Friday, the Tennessee Titans announced they were waiving the offensive guard as part of a non-football injury designation.
It’s a tough break for Tretola, who’ll now be hoping to latch on to another team as training camps get underway.
Tretola was shot in the ankle and leg not far from the University of Arkansas campus, with the incident occurring around 2 a.m. in the morning.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema gave Tretola some words of wisdom in the aftermath.
“Verbatim when I got hold of him yesterday, I said, ‘Hey, first thing I do is hug you and the next thing I do is probably punch you, you know,” Bielema said. “Just I want him to realize what he has. So we’ll continue to work. I love the kid to death and hopefully he’ll triumph this moment.”
Tretola was also involved in another off-the-field incident two months ago. He and his Titans teammate Tajae Sharpe were involved in an alleged assault the night of the first round the NFL draft, according to USA Today. Tretola was alleged to have served as a lookout for Sharpe, who allegedly assaulted the victim. The teammates are now co-defendants in a $500,000 lawsuit.
Tretola was selected in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft and played in one game during his rookie season.