A Munhall woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend, former NFL player and Jeannette football star Terrelle Pryor, during a fight Saturday remains in the Allegheny County Jail without bail, according to court records.
Shalaya Briston, 24, is charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault. Pryor, 30, is charged with simple assault. He underwent surgery Saturday for a chest wound and is expected to survive, according to a family friend. His condition was not immediately available Monday.
Neither had an attorney listed in online court records. Pryor had not been arraigned.
Police described the pair as “mutual combatants” in the early Saturday fight at their apartment on Pittsburgh’s North Side. A witness told police Briston and Pryor argued after she and three others returned to the Heinz Lofts from a night out when Pryor allegedly knocked a witness to the ground and began to “tussle” with Briston, according to court papers.
The pair continued to fight in the kitchen and a witness told police Pryor grabbed his bloody chest. Pryor was taken to UPMC Mercy hospital by personal vehicle, police said. Investigators found blood evidence at the scene.
According to police, witnesses said Briston was “defending” herself and that the pair “had domestic issues.” Briston told police she didn’t know anything about the stabbing, according to the complaint. Her nose was bruised and two fake fingernails were missing.
A Dec. 12 preliminary hearing for Briston is scheduled in Pittsburgh. Neither she nor Pryor have a criminal history in Pennsylvania in publicly-available online court records. They have been cited for traffic violations in the last few years.
Pryor, 30, was a star quarterback at Jeannette High School, leading the Jayhawks to their first state championship in 2007. He later played for Ohio State and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2011. He moved to receiver after two years in the NFL.
Since then, Pryor has played for the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. This year, he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars but was released after an injury in August.