Clayton Beathard

Long Island University Quarterback, Brother of 49er, Stabbed to Death in Bar Brawl

Three people were stabbed, including 22-year-old Clayton Beathard; he and another man died. No arrests have been made

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What to Know

  • A Long Island University quarterback and brother of the San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback was stabbed to death outside a Tennessee bar
  • Clayton Beathard and a 21-year-old man died in the brawl outside the bar after a fight over a woman, police said; a third victim is recovering
  • Police are looking to question Michael Mosley, the 23-year-old man seen on video talking to the woman in video from the bar

A Long Island University football player was killed in a fight outside a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, police said.

Clayton Beathard, 22, was a quarterback who played seven games this year for the Sharks. He was the brother of 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard and musician Tucker Beathard.

Officials say the brawl he was involved in broke out early Saturday after an altercation over a woman. Beathard was one of three people stabbed or cut outside The Dogwood Bar around 3 a.m. He and 21-year-old Paul Trapeni died at a hospital. The surviving victim, also 21, suffered injuries to his eye and arm and is continuing to recover.

Authorities are looking to question the two men standing at the center booth and the man and woman at the bottom of the video who join them. (Credit: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)

Police had not made any arrests by early Monday afternoon, but issued an arrest warrant for 23-year-old Michael Mosley in connection to the case. They said Mosley is the person seen talking with the woman in video released late Saturday. Anyone with information about him is asked to call 615-862-8600.

A Long Island University Athletics Facebook page posted a tribute to Beathard Sunday, which read, "The LIU community mourns the loss of our student, athlete, friend, and leader."

The LIU community mourns the loss of our student, athlete, friend, and leader.

Posted by LIU Athletics on Sunday, December 22, 2019

The 49ers also released a statement Sunday, saying the team was "shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the tragedy involving C.J. Beathard's younger brother, Clayton."

"We extend our heartfelt sympathies to C.J. and the entire Beathard family as they cope with the unthinkable loss of a loved one," the statement continued. "C.J. has traveled home to join his family knowing he has the support of our entire organization as they grieve the passing of Clayton."

Authorities were still looking for a suspect Sunday in the death of 22-year-old Long Island University quarterback Clayton Beathard.
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