Pitt DB Jeffrey Knox Jr. Arrested for Choking Girlfriend When She Told Him She Was Pregnant

You are 18 years old, you just started college, you have your whole life in front of you and then your girlfriend tells you she is pregnant.

You are probably in shocked and your emotions are running high, but if you don’t choke the young lady, that is not the proper way to handle the situation.  I don’t care if you are 18, 28 or 58, you have to keep a cooler head.

Now besides becoming a father, Jeffrey Knox has compounded the issue by getting arrested and kicked off the Pittsburgh football team.  Here are the details:

A Pitt defensive back who was kicked off the team hours before the Panthers‘ 31-3 loss to Miami had been arrested the night before for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend after she told him she was pregnant.

Jeffrey Knox Jr., 18, cursed at the woman, slapped her and choked her Wednesday night in front of a dormitory at Chatham University, a smaller private school not far from the Pitt campus, according to a criminal complaint filed by Chatham campus police.

In Knox’s case, Chatham police responded to a 911 call of a man choking a woman. The victim, a Chatham student, told police that Knox assaulted her after she found out she was pregnant and called to tell him, according to a criminal affidavit.

The woman acknowledged trying to hit Knox before he slapped her in the head and knocked her to the ground, the affidavit said. Knox then picked up the woman and was choking her against a wall, the victim told police. He also knocked down two female friends who tried to stop him, according to the affidavit.

Knox is charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

I know some men (and some women) will grab on to the fact that Knox’s girlfriend hit him first.

Let me ask you some questions though.

Who is in jail?  Who is facing all the charges? Who has been kicked off the team?

The point I am making is as a man regardless of your stance on the “if she hit me I am going to hit her back” argument, as soon as you hit back you are going to be the one in the back of a police car.

My suggestion is if any woman hits you, you take a deep breath and ask yourself:

“Is this worth it?”

Before going Latrell Spreewell on any woman.

Hat Tip to @Sportsmediaworld

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9 thoughts on “Pitt DB Jeffrey Knox Jr. Arrested for Choking Girlfriend When She Told Him She Was Pregnant

  • He still would have been arrested and charged if he was trying to choke out a male. You can't use excessive force and claim self defense.

  • he dint do that bullshit she lied about the whole thing , when he refused to have sex with her because she was a campus hoe. He didnt even know her ,they met one time, she is a stoker and it is sad that Jeff has to go through this. Its crazy how a girl can make a lie and just because person she lied on has a promissing future its has to be true ? thats bullshit and when its all said and done hes gonna sue the hell out of chatahm university for not properly investigating. in which he couldnt have did the shit she said, because he just had full labrum surgery on his shoulder and the fact she didnt have a mark on her body and wasnt pregant and has a history of mental illness.

    • Interesting..will look into it

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