SEATTLE (CBS) — Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was arrested in Kissimmee, Florida Friday after he allegedly pointed a gun at his wife and threatened to kill her.
Jackson was visiting family when the assault occurred, according to Orlando’s WESH.
WESH reporter Chris Hush reported details of the alleged assault in a series of Tweets, along with a photo of the police report.
Jackson returned home intoxicated and pointed a loaded gun at his wife before telling her: “I’ll kill you [expletive], I’ll kill you,” Hush reported.
Jackson told police “nothing occurred” and stated there was no firearm in the home. Upon searching the home, however, a responding officer found a 9mm handgun in the kitchen, and cannabis.
Jackson was booked into Osceola County Jail and was released Friday afternoon, according to the Seattle PI.
Jackson, 33, spent 9 seasons in the NFL. He was drafted in 2006 by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round. Jackson played for the Vikings from 2006-2010 and, later, for the Seahawks from 2011-2015. He is currently a free agent.