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Father of Jadeveon Clowney arrested, held on charges of attempted murder

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David Morgan was brought in after a shots fired incident early this morning in Clowney's hometown of Rock Hill.

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David Morgan, the father of former South Carolina Gamecocks star and current Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, was arrested early this morning after authorities say he fired shots outside of The Crazy Horse bar in Rock Hill. He is currently being held in an area prison for attempted murder.

According to the Rock Hill Herald:

...Morgan, nicknamed "Chilli Bean," who spent several years in prison while his son was a teen football star in Rock Hill, allegedly fired several shots at an employee of the Crazy Horse club after Morgan had been removed from sitting on the stage, the Rock Hill Police Department report states.

The victim told police he saw Morgan standing by a wall near the back of the property around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday and then Morgan fired several shots at him, according to the report.


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/crime/article29932792.html#storylink=cpy

Unfortunately, according to the Herald, this is far from Morgan's first run in with the law, his most significant incident being a nearly-twelve year prison stay for burglary (he was released in 2006). As a result, he was out of the picture for most of his son's life, leaving his mother and grandmother to raise Clowney.

There's not much more beyond what's been cited in the article, but it does state that Morgan will have a bond hearing this afternoon at two o'clock.