A man who was shot at a party last year has named two NFL players in a lawsuit. According to CSNBayArea.com the lawsuit claims Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith fired weapons several times during a June 2012 party hosted by Smith at his San Jose, Calif., home.
Ronndale Esporlas, the alleged victim, claims that Smith and Walker drank large amounts of alcohol. Per the statement, it seems the party got out of control. According to USA Today Sports, the lawsuit claims:
Smith and Walker appeared on the balcony of Smith’s home to try and end the party and began to fire shots into the air, the lawsuit said.
When Walker made his way to the driveway, he allegedly fired more shots into the air and toward others attending the party. The plaintiff claims he was shot twice in crossfire between two groups firing at one another and sustained “serious, catastrophic and permanent injuries.”
This story about alcohol and firearms is ironic as Walker has been working with M.A.D.D. (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving) after his aunt and uncle were killed by a drunk driver leaving the Super Bowl in New Orleans. Like most lawsuits, I’m sure this will be settled and they’ll move on. The 49ers say they’re monitoring the situation.
It’s the same old story: professional athletes, lots of alcohol and parties just don’t make a good mix. What do you think?
Your Jersey Girlfriend,