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Former NFL star Terrelle Pryor and his girlfriend get probation after 2019 stabbing incident

Former NFL star Terrelle Pryor and his girlfriend were both sentenced to probation on Tuesday in Pennsylvania after pleading guilty to reduced charges stemming from the couple’s 2019 domestic altercation, when she is said to have stabbed him repeatedly.

Attempted homicide chargers had previously been dropped against Pryor’s girlfriend, 25-year-old Shalaya Briston, who pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a simple assault charge and was ordered to serve two years probation.

Pryor, meanwhile, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a summary count of harassment and will serve 90 days probation.

Former NFL star Terrelle Pryor (left) and his girlfriend were both sentenced to probation on Tuesday in Pennsylvania after pleading guilty to reduced charges stemming from the couple’s 2019 domestic altercation, when she is said to have stabbed him repeatedly. Attempted homicide chargers had previously been dropped against Pryor’s girlfriend, 25-year-old Shalaya Briston (right) , who pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a simple assault charge and was ordered to serve two years probatio. After Tuesday’s hearing, attorneys for Pryor and Briston requested that Judge Anthony M. Mariani lift a no-contact order that had been in place since she was charged with attempted homicide. The couple then hugged in the courthouse, Briston’s attorney, Lee Rothman, told TribLive.com

Pryor, a former Ohio State quarterback-turned-NFL wide receiver, suffered stab wounds on his chest and shoulder, resulting in him being hospitalized with significant blood loss. Briston had a bruised nose following the dispute, according to police.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a female witness claimed Pryor started the fight after waiting for Briston to return home after clubbing with friends. The witness claims Pryor and Briston 'tussled' in their kitchen, where she allegedly grabbed an object and stabbed the 6-foot-4, 220-pound former Buckeyes star

Pryor (left), a former Ohio State quarterback-turned-NFL wide receiver, suffered stab wounds on his chest and shoulder, resulting in him being hospitalized with significant blood loss. Briston had a bruised nose following the dispute, according to police. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a female witness claimed Pryor started the fight after waiting for Briston to return home after clubbing with friends. The witness claims Pryor and Briston ‘tussled’ in their kitchen, where she allegedly grabbed an object and stabbed the 6-foot-4, 220-pound former Buckeyes star

Pryor released pictures of his scars on social media, claiming that he nearly died in the ICU

Pryor released pictures of his scars on social media, claiming that he nearly died in the ICU

The altercation took place in the early hours of November 30, when Pittsburgh police were called to their apartment after an argument had allegedly turned physical. 

Pryor, a former Ohio State quarterback-turned-NFL wide receiver, suffered stab wounds on his chest and shoulder, resulting in him being hospitalized with significant blood loss. Briston had a bruised nose following the dispute, according to police.

After Tuesday’s hearing, attorneys for Pryor and Briston requested that Judge Anthony M. Mariani lift a no-contact order that had been in place since she was charged with attempted homicide. The couple then hugged in the courthouse, Briston’s attorney, Lee Rothman, told TribLive.com.

‘They’re still together. They want to stay together,’ Pryor’s defense attorney Stephen Colafella told TribLive.com. ‘This has been such an ordeal for both of them, and somehow they’ve managed to persevere through it.

‘I think they realized what could have been lost through all this. They seem to be in a good place,’ Colafella said.

Pryor walking out of court in 2019, as pictured by local station, KDKA

Pryor walking out of court in 2019, as pictured by local station, KDKA

Briston walking out of court in 2019, when she was charged with attempted homicide

Briston walking out of court in 2019, when she was charged with attempted homicide 

As Rothman argued in court, Briston was defending herself when she stabbed Pryor.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a female witness claimed Pryor started the fight after waiting for Briston to return home after clubbing with friends.

In December, Pryor claimed he 'stared death in the eye' in the hospital. 'Life Crazy man,' Pryor wrote in a social media post after being discharged from a Pittsburgh-area ICU. 'Was coded twice before I came back alive. Stared death in the eye in same place my son was born. God is good!! Just got out ICU for 4 days.' The post, which was republished by TMZ, featured a picture of bare-chested Pryor sporting bandages over two areas of his torso

In December, Pryor claimed he ‘stared death in the eye’ in the hospital. ‘Life Crazy man,’ Pryor wrote in a social media post after being discharged from a Pittsburgh-area ICU. ‘Was coded twice before I came back alive. Stared death in the eye in same place my son was born. God is good!! Just got out ICU for 4 days.’ The post, which was republished by TMZ, featured a picture of bare-chested Pryor sporting bandages over two areas of his torso

The witness claims Pryor and Briston ‘tussled’ in their kitchen, where she allegedly grabbed an object and stabbed the 6-foot-4, 220-pound former Buckeyes star.

TMZ previously reported that Briston and Pryor have been a couple for about a year, although the relationship has been described as ‘volatile.’

In December, Pryor claimed he ‘stared death in the eye’ in the hospital.

‘Life Crazy man,’ Pryor wrote in a social media post after being discharged from a Pittsburgh-area ICU. ‘Was coded twice before I came back alive. Stared death in the eye in same place my son was born. God is good!! Just got out ICU for 4 days.’

The post, which was republished by TMZ, featured a picture of bare-chested Pryor sporting bandages over two areas of his torso.

Briston previously spent 30 days in jail before getting out on bond. He told TribLive.com that his client would have gone to trial, but that would be risky and could cost her financially.

‘We had a very viable self defense,’ Rothman said.

Briston had previously worked in a hospital and had no prior record, according to TribLive.com.

Prior was a standout at Jeannette High School outside Pittsburgh before going on to play for the Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, and Buffalo Bills.

Prior was a standout at Jeannette High School outside Pittsburgh before going on to play for the Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, and Buffalo Bills

Prior was a standout at Jeannette High School outside Pittsburgh before going on to play for the Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, and Buffalo Bills


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