Texas Tech Receiver Jakeem Grant Stabbed, Hospitalized


Texas Tech receiver Jakeem Grant was involved in an off campus incident Sunday morning that left the Red Raider hospitalized from a possible stabbing, according to a report from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

"Texas Tech wide receiver Jakeem Grant was injured during an an off-campus incident early Sunday morning at at El Fronterizo 12000 block of U.S. 87 in Lubbock County. More than 20 rounds were fired about 1:30 a.m. Sunday and Grant suffered a laceration that they are ruling as a possible stabbing, said Lt. Bryan Taylor, Lubbock County Sherrif’s Office. The wide receiver was sent to the hospital, but was released today and is “doing well,” according to university spokesman Blayne Beal."

Grant is Texas Tech’s leading receiver this season with over 600 yards and five touchdowns. He helped lead Tech to win over Kansas yesterday despite suffering what looked like a nasty ankle injury, though he returned and made several plays in the second half.

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Losing Grant would be an enormous blow to a Red Raider team that is just now starting to find its stride after losing a close game to West Virginia and finally snapping an eight-game losing streak in Big 12 play dating back to 2013.

Grant is second in the Big 12 with 152.3 all-purpose yards per game and is by far the most explosive player on this Red Raider team.

At this point there is no information on Grant’s playing status for the rest of the season and Tech athletics is apparently “gathering information.”

Texas Tech plays TCU in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend and we’ll keep you updated on Grant’s status as the matchup approaches.

UPDATE: KCBD.com is now reporting that Grant was at an Alumni event when the incident occurred.

"Grant, number 11 on the football team, was at El Fronteriso, an event center at 12403 Highway 87, when Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Bryan Taylor said he received a laceration from what investigators believe was a knife.Taylor said there were reports of multiple shots fired outside the center and investigators found several different bullet shell casings on the ground.Grant and another victim were treated and released at a hospital for minor injuries. Taylor said the other victim and the suspects are still unknown at this time."

UPDATE: The AJ has some quotes on their story from a Lubbock County Sheriff’s office spokesman who confirms the incident but says anything could have caused Grant’s injury during the gunfire and ensuing scuffle.

"“Tech has confirmed that it was one of their football players, but his involvement, I don’t know,” Taylor said. “I don’t know if he was involved in the altercation or if he just caught part of the assault. It’s my understanding that he had a laceration, so it may have been a knife wound. … Anytime you have that many shots fired, people are going to scatter. I don’t know what caused his laceration.”"

Apparently there are “several suspects” at this point.