NFL free agent Terrelle Pryor stabbed in his Pittsburgh apartment

Former NFL wide receiver Terrelle Pryor was hospitalized after being stabbed during a dispute in Pittsburgh, authorities said Saturday.

Pryor, who played quarterback at Ohio State, arrived at Pittsburgh’s Mercy Hospital around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, and police officers learned he’d been stabbed during an altercation in an apartment in the city’s north side, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police said.

Pryor was reportedly in stable condition after surgery, CNN affiliate WTAE reported.

Police reports quoted witnesses as saying Pryor was stabbed after an argument with a woman turned into a physical struggle in the kitchen of his residence at the Heinz Loft apartment complex.

After consulting with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, police arrested Shalaya Briston, 24, of Munhall, Pennsylvania, on charges of criminal attempted homicide and aggravated assault, the bureau said in a statement.

Pryor, 30, a Pittsburgh resident, faces a charge of simple assault, according to police.

The two suspects are “believed to be mutual combatants in this incident,” police said.

According to the arrest complaints for Briston and Pryor, the two jointly hold a lease on an apartment in the Heinz Loft complex. A witness also told police that Briston and Pryor have been dating for about a year, according to the complaint.

Three women, including Briston, drove Pryor to the hospital, the police report said. Investigators found a trail of blood from the apartment to a vehicle registered in Pryor’s name, the report said. A woman also sustained injuries in the dispute, police said.

“The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police understands there is a heightened level of interest in this case, but Police will not be conducting interviews or holding a news conference at this time,” the statement said.

CNN’s attempts to determine whether Pryor and Briston have legal representation weren’t immediately successful.

Since entering the league in 2011, Pryor has played for the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills, according to

Pryor, a native of Jeannette, Pennsylvania, was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars before the start of this season, according to He played in two games for Buffalo and six for the Jets in 2018.

CNN’s Shawn Nottingham contributed to this report.