Report: Tarvaris Jackson pleads not guilty in aggravated assault case
Tarvaris Jackson has apparently secured representation, and that representation has done its first job.
According to TMZ, the former Seahawks quarterback has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after he allegedly pointed a gun at his wife and threatened to kill her. The plea was reportedly filed Friday.
Jackson’s request for a public defender was denied by a judge, but someone filed the plea Friday, so he has apparently been able to scratch up enough, along with the $2,500 bond.
Jackson was accused of pulling a gun and threatening to shoot his wife, who then taunted him about his on-field accuracy (he’s a 59.6 percent passer).
The Seahawks had expressed some interest in re-signing him, since they have no experienced backup to Russell Wilson. But they’re not likely to be in any hurry to bring him back in now.