He was working as a bouncer at a Scottsdale nightclub
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Police say a bouncer who was stabbed a week ago at a Scottsdale nightclub has died.
Scottsdale police said Tyrice Thompson, a former football player at Arizona State, died Saturday morning from the stab wounds.
According to investigators, the 27-year-old Thompson of Laveen was stabbed five times in the back, hip, and arm after an altercation inside the club early morning on Jan. 27.
Police later arrested 26-year-old Ian MacDonald of Tempe in connection with the stabbing. Investigators say he admitted that he was involved in the fight but denied stabbing Thompson.
Thompson played tight end and receiver for the Sun Devils from 2003-07. He played all 13 games as senior, catching 15 passes for 272 yards, and was a key special teams player his final two seasons at Arizona State.
Thompson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Indianapolis Colts, but did not play an NFL game.
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