SEATTLE, OCT. 4 -- Seattle Seahawks running back Derrick Fenner, who was wrongfully charged with murder in 1987 and then pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and was grazed in a shooting the next year, has reportedly once again found trouble.
Fenner, who leads the NFL in scoring, has been accused in a police report of kicking and hitting a man in a restaurant parking lot.
Fenner, the former Oxon Hill High School star, was not arrested and no charges have been filed against him, said Seattle Police spokesman Mark Amundson. Investigators were talking to witnesses today, according to Amundson.
The report, filed by the alleged victim, says the attack occurred early Tuesday, after the Seahawks beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 31-16, Monday night in The Kingdome. Fenner scored three touchdowns in the game, giving him six for the season.
Fenner, 23, had little to say of the latest charges.
"We have to just wait and see what happens," he said after practicing Wednesday and then meeting with Coach Chuck Knox.
Asked if he had been at the restaurant and involved in the incident, Fenner repeated, "Just wait and see about that."
The trouble comes just as all seemed to be going well for Fenner, the Seahawks' 10th-round draft pick last year.
Fenner rushed for 144 yards and scored three touchdowns in Seattle's 34-31 overtime loss to Denver on Sept. 23.
At his request, the man who filed Tuesday's report was not identified. He alleged he was held around the neck by another man while the 6-foot-3, 229-pound Fenner attacked him, the report said. The third man was not identified.
The report said the incident occurred at 1:45 a.m., in a restaurant parking lot at Shilshole Bay in north Seattle.
It said the victim was talking to a woman in the restaurant when Fenner approached with his hand in his pocket and said: "Who is this punk? I'll shoot you."
A few minutes later, the man was talking to the woman in the parking lot when Fenner drove up in his car, the report said. Fenner grabbed the man as he attempted to run and they began wrestling, it said.
After being pushed away, Fenner allegedly kicked the man, who was then held by the third man while Fenner struck him twice in the face, the report said.
In June 1987, Fenner spent 44 days in the Prince George's County jail after he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. The charge was dropped when another man was arrested and later convicted.
In December 1988, Fenner was grazed in the armpit by a bullet outside a nightclub near the District.