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
Oh and one more thing:
SMARTEN UP NAS