Washington Redskins’ Brandon Banks Stabbed
by Jamison Koehler on February 13, 2011
Brandon Banks, the Redskins’ electrifying punt- and kick-returner from last season, suffered a minor wound yesterday after he was stabbed outside a D.C. nightclub. According to the Washington Post, Banks was trying to break up a fight between two friends when one of the men – Jason David Shorter – opened a folding knife and began “swinging wildly.”
Although still hospitalized, Banks is expected to make a full recovery. Shorter has been taken into custody and is now charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. Assault with a dangerous weapon in D.C. can be generally defined as the injury or attempted injury of another person using a weapon that is designed to be or can be used to inflict death or serious bodily injury. The maximum penalty for this offense is 10 years of incarceration.