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NFL Player's Brother Killed 'Over a Woman'

Clayton Beathard was just 22 years old
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2019 5:00 PM CST
A sign for San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is shown on a parked car at Levi's Stadium before an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday,...   (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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(Newser) – The San Francisco 49ers played with aching hearts Saturday after hearing about quarterback CJ Beathard's brother—who had just been killed in Nashville, USA Today reports. Clayton Beathard, 22, was one of two men fatally stabbed outside a bar in what police say was an argument over a woman. The dispute "began inside Dogwood Bar and then turned physical when the parties went outside," Nashville police say. "Multiple persons were involved in the outdoor fight during which the two men were both fatally stabbed in their sides. A third stabbing victim, a 21-year-old man, was treated and released." The other victim was Beathard's friend, Paul Trapeni III, also 21. For more, including video from the bar:

  • Beathard and Trapeni were taken from the crime scene to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and died there, per the Washington Post. Police have released photos and video of four people of interest but haven't arrested anyone yet.

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