Bruce Walker, a defensive lineman for the New England Patriots, incurred a stab wound in his chest while he and a friend were throwing a steak knife at each other in a grocery store parking lot.
Police said that Walker, who played at UCLA, suffered the wound when he missed a catch. He was treated at Southwood Community Hospital in Norfolk and required several stitches, police said.
Walker’s North Attleboro telephone number is unlisted. But the 6-foot-4, 310-pound nose tackle told the Sun Chronicle of Attleboro that he was puzzled by the interest in the incident, saying “nothing happened.”
“You have nothing better to do? No, I have nothing to say,” Walker told the newspaper Tuesday.
The incident occurred Saturday night in the parking lot of a supermarket on Route 1, Walker told police.
Police said Walker provided few details about how the incident occurred or who his knife-tossing friend was. Officers were unsuccessful in trying to locate the man Walker said was with him, said Attleboro police Detective Lt. Michael Gould.
Gould said the matter remains under investigation.