Man accused of shooting Jaguars player to have pretrial hearing

Published: Monday, December 1, 2008 at 11:23 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 1, 2008 at 11:23 a.m.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A man accused of shooting Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Richard Collier 14 times is scheduled to appear for a pretrial hearing.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Tyrone Romaro Hartsfield shot Collier on Sept. 2. Police believe he was retaliating against Collier for an earlier altercation at a night club. Hartsfield pleaded not guilty last month to charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

As a result of the shooting, Collier was paralyzed below the waist and had to have his left leg amputated below the knee.

Collier was in the hospital for more than a month and was released in mid-October.

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