Former Alabama State quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was arrested for pointing a gun a woman at a vacation home in Florida.
According the Orlando Sentinel, Jackson, who is currently an NFL free-agent, was staying at the home near Kissimmee while visiting family when he allegedly became involved in a verbal altercation with a woman who he had been staying with.
From there, an arrest report indicated that Jackson kicked in an upstairs bedroom door as his three children slept before yelling at the woman, packing belongings and saying he was leaving.
The woman, who has not been identified, told authorities that Jackson has a history of violence and said he hit her, the report said.
The woman said she grabbed a knife in fear of Jackson since he was allegedly intoxicated.
From the Orlando Sentinel:
That’s when she said Jackson grabbed a backpack from the top of the refrigerator and pulled out a Ruger SR9C 9mm Caliber handgun, records show.
He loaded it then pointed it at her, deputies said.
At some point during the dispute Jackson reportedly then told her “I’ll kill you [expletive]. I’ll kill you,” an arrest report said.
She ran upstairs and grabbed a clothes iron for protection. Jackson followed behind her and threatened “if you throw that iron I will kill you,” records show. A friend followed behind the pair and tried stopping Jackson.
The woman put the iron down and shut the door to the room.
When deputies responded, Jackson said there was no firearm inside the rental but authorities spotted a gun sitting on the kitchen counter in the home along with a container of marijuana.
Deputies reported as they were arresting Jackson he said he did grab his backpack from the top of the fridge but never took out the gun that was inside.
The friend who tried to break up the fighting also told deputies a gun was not involved.
Jackson was booked in the Osceola County Jail on a single aggravated assault with a deadly weapon complaint.
Jackson, 33, was taken by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Most recently he was the backup quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks.
Jackson played at Alabama State, where he helped lead the Hornets to the 2004 SWAC championship.