Nate Kuester of KNWA News in Fayetteville was the first to report that Tretola, who played his college football at Arkansas before being taken by the Titans in the sixth round (No. 193 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft, had been shot. No further details are available.
Tretola played in only one game last season for the Titans and is the backup to left guard Quinton Spain, an undrafted free agent who has started 19 of 32 games over the last two seasons. The Titans are set to open camp in a week.
Tretola had already been in the news this offseason in connection Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe has been named in a civil lawsuit over allegations that he knocked a man unconscious after the Titans made their pick during the first round., the first night of the NFL Draft.
The accuser in that suit, Dante Satterfield, claims Tretola served as the lookout while Sharpe assaulted him in the alley behind the bar. Satterfield claims he suffered broken bones in his face, a concussion, massive face bruising, a perforated eardrum and other injuries and was unconscious for 12 hours.
After the pick was made, Satterfield allegedly made some comments that upset Sharpe. According to the lawsuit, Sharpe, and Titans teammate Tretola, asked Satterfield to meet them outside the back door of the bar.