While visiting his aunt in Washington D.C., Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was shot four times.
Talking to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Twyman’s agent Drew Rosenhaus revealed that Twyman was in a vehicle when he was shot. Twyman’s wounds were superficial and will not require surgery, meaning he is expected to make a full recovery.
Vikings’ rookie DT Jaylen Twyman was shot four times while visiting an aunt in Washington DC. “Wrong place, wrong time,” said his agent Drew Rosenhaus. “In talking to him today, he’s going to be OK – that’s all that matters. We’re thankful he’s OK. He will make a full recovery.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2021
After playing at the University of Pittsburgh, Twyman was drafted by the Vikings with the 199th pick this past May. In his sophomore season, Twyman led Pitt in sacks with 10.5.
Twyman has mentioned that he plays football as a means to get he and his family out of poverty and away from the dangerous living conditions they have gone through, which includes family members who have been to prison or were shot and killed.