Former Yankees First-Round Pick Allegedly Beat Up by Former Carolina Panthers Player Over "Sports and Signing Bonuses"


ESPN New York reported that Hensley, the Yankees first round pick in 2012, suffered a broken jaw.

The story took another turn later in the day with felony assault charges filed against former Weber State linebacker Anthony Morales, who was signed by the Carolina Panthers in July but cut the next month. The AP reports both men are natives of Edmond, Okla., but didn’t know each other previously to the night in question, adding that Hensley lost a tooth and needed his jaw wired shut.

The Oklahoman acquired the police report and included this detail in its story posted Thursday afternoon:

"The police report said the assailant was found by an unidentified female standing over Hensley kicking and hitting him while he was lying on the ground following an argument over sports and signing bonuses."

It appears this is another setback for Hensley, who missed the entire 2013 season following hip surgery. His attorney says he’s expected to make a full recovery.