Report: Ex-Vandy DB admitted to stabbing former Commodore lineman
[dropcap]V[/dropcap]anderbilt coach James Franklin announced last week that reserve defensive back Jacquese Kirk was no longer on the team and would transfer.
At the time, Franklin said that Kirk, a redshirt sophomore from Walker High in Jasper, Ala., had broken a team rule that led to his exit but did not elaborate.
According to police report obtained by Jeff Lockridge of The Tennessean, Kirk admitted to stabbing ex-Commodores lineman Justin Cabbagestalk with a pocket knife during a fight outside a Nashville bar on April 7.
Metro Police originally wrote up the incident as an aggravated assault offense with a knife/cutting instrument, but when Cabbagestalk was last questioned on April 24, he informed officers that he “wanted to let the matter die” and “would not assist in prosecution.”
Kirk was not arrested or charged, and the case is now closed.
Franklin stood by his comment that Kirk was transferring because of a violation of team rules.
“I’ve made my statement,” Franklin told Lockridge on Monday. “That’s all I’m going to say.”
Kirk redshirted in 2011 and played sparingly at receiver last season. He moved to defensive back this spring in hopes of finding more playing time.
His Twitter account (@J_Kirk19) says that he is now a cornerback at Jacksonville State.
Cabbagestalk signed with Vanderbilt in 2009. After a redshirt year, he gave up football in 2010 after suffering a severe knee injury.