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Jaguars' Osgood attacked in a home

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 08:06 PM
JACKSONVILLE -

Jaguars receiver Kassim Osgood leapt out a second-floor window to escape a gun-wielding man who attacked him and a 19-year-old team cheerleader, according to police.

The armed intruder exchanged gunfire with his ex-girlfriend, Mackenzie Rae Putnal, after putting a gun to her head Monday night, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. According to the sheriff's report, Osgood, 30, sustained some minor bruises during the attack and while fleeing.

"He's fine," Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said Wednesday. "I'm aware of it. I really can't comment on that whole deal. He's doing OK."

The Florida Times-Union first reported the incident.

Julian Armond Bartletto, 20, of Jacksonville, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery, false imprisonment, armed robbery, burglary and violation of an injunction. He was being held without bond at the Duval County Jail.

Putnal and Osgood were watching television around 11 p.m. in an upstairs game room when a man walked in with his face covered with a plastic bag and pointed a gun at them. Saying "I can't believe you're with that guy," the man pulled Putnal around the room by her hair and hit her with the gun and his fists before hitting Osgood in the head with the gun, according to the report.

The gunman took Putnal's cell phone and tackled her as she tried to flee. When he ordered the couple to sit on the floor, she escaped downstairs in her parents' home and grabbed a gun, police said. They shot at each other and both missed.

Osgood, meanwhile, jammed a chair under the door, jumped out a window to the lawn below and ran to a neighbor's house to call police.

Putnal identified the man as her ex-boyfriend and called police, according to the report. Bartletto was found at his home.

BILLS: Linebacker Chris Kelsay signed a four-year contract extension worth about $24 million.

RAMS: Running back Steven Jackson reported on his Twitter feed that his groin strain was feeling better after acupuncture treatment, but he's not yet ready to practice.

RAVENS: Running back Ray Rice has a bruised right knee and did not practice Wednesday. If Rice can't go, Willis McGahee will get his first start since Oct. 4, 2009.

Also, the Ravens waived defensive end Trevor Pryce. Coach John Harbaugh said it's likely the team will soon re-sign the 14-year veteran.

SAINTS: Quarterback Drew Brees says he's wearing a brace on his left knee but is not having any trouble practicing.

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