Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson of the Seattle Seahawks in 2015
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The NFL and domestic violenceĀ still have a long way to go.

On Friday morning, backup Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, 33, was arrested in Kissimmee, Fla., for allegedly pointing a loaded gun at his wife and threatening to kill her, according to local NBC station WESH.


According to policeĀ reports, Jacksonā€™s wife tried to defend herself with a kitchen knife and an ironĀ as a drunk Jackson pointed a 9 mm handgun at her, repeatedly saying, ā€œIā€™ll kill you.ā€

Jacksonā€™s wife allegedly taunted her husband, saying, ā€œYou better be accurate because you ainā€™t accurate on the field,ā€ as another adult in the home restrained him. WESH reports that children were home during the attack.

Jackson was Seattleā€™s backup quarterback the past three seasons, getting little play behind Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson.


He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was released onĀ $2,500 bail Friday night.

Read more at WESH.