David Morgan, the father of NFL player Jadevon Clowney, was jailed on attempted murder charges after allegedly firing several gunshots at a strip-club employee early Tuesday morning in Rock Hill, S.C.
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According to a Rock Hill Police Department report obtained by the Herald, Morgan had been told not to sit on the stage at the Crazy Horse club. The Herald continues:
The victim told police he saw Morgan standing by a wall near the back of the property around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday and then Morgan fired several shots at him, according to the report.
The employee told police he returned fire after Morgan shot at him.
Police found Morgan at Piedmont Medical Center with a gunshot wound in the shoulder, the report states. Morgan was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime and will be in court for a bond hearing at 2 p.m. today, court officials said.
Police recovered two guns from the scene.
Per the Herald, Morgan was sentenced to 15 years in prison on burglary and other charges in 1995, spending 12 years behind bars.
Clowney starred at South Pointe High in Rock Hill. After a standout college career at South Carolina, the Houston Texans selected the linebacker with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. But Clowney’s rookie season was cut short because of a knee injury suffered in the season’s first game. He underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee and currently is on the Texans’ physically unable to perform list. On Monday, Texans Coach Bill O’Brien said Clowney was expected to return to practice on Aug. 17.