Trial against Tennessee Titans player accused in bar fight continued

Posted at 12:42 PM, Sep 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-01 19:36:59-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Virginia Beach-native Justin Hunter of the NFL's Tennessee Titans appeared in a Virginia Beach court Tuesday afternoon for a preliminary trial hearing related to his alleged involvement in a bar fight that occurred over the 4th of July weekend.

The hearing, however, was continued because a key witness did not show up. His new trial date has been set for September 15th at 10:00 a.m.

The defense says the key witness was going to own up to striking the blow.

Prosecutors say Hunter punched a man several times at Sandbar Surf Bar at the Oceanfront.

Hunter was charged with Malicious Wounding and has since been granted bond.

The victim, Anthony Blythe, was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

When he walked out of court today, he mumbled, "no comment" when we tried to ask him questions.


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