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.

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