KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) – Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has been arrested in central Florida after authorities say he pulled a gun on his wife.
An Osceola County Sheriff’s Office arrest report says the 33-year-old Jackson had been visiting family in Kissimmee when the incident occurred early Friday. Jackson’s wife told the deputy that Jackson had returned to their rental home drunk and began yelling at her, eventually pulling the gun and threatening to kill her. Jackson said they had been arguing but denied pointing a gun at her.
According to the police reported as cited by NBC, when he told her he would kill her, she said that he “better be accurate,” because he “aint’ accurate on the field.”
Jackson was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and bonded out of jail later Friday. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.
Jackson, who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2006 and played for them until 2010, first went to Seahawks as the starting quarterback in 2011. He later spent three years there as a backup. He is currently a free agent.
NBC News contributed to this report.