3 Months Jail for Man Who Stabbed Brandon Banks

Jason Shorter also receives 3 more months for other charges

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    Washington Redskins wide receiver Brandon Banks carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    A man who pleaded guilty to stabbing Washington Redskins kick returner/wide receiver Brandon Banks and a friend during a fight outside a nightclub in February 2011 will spend three months in jail.

    Jason Shorter was sentenced Monday in Superior Court in Washington, D.C. He will also serve three additional months as a result of an incident during which he was pulled over for speeding in May 2011 and charged with carrying a pistol without a license and other charges.

    The 25-year-old Shorter acknowledged fighting with Banks and a friend outside The Park, a nightclub on 14th Street in downtown Washington. During the scuffle, he stabbed both men with a pocket knife.

    The knife nicked Banks's lung, creating a "pneumothorax condition," according to his agent.

    Pneumothorax is a collapsed lung — a buildup of air in the space around the lungs that puts pressure on the lung so it can't expand as much as usual.

    Shorter's attorney, Barry Coburn, called his client a "decent person" who intends to be a productive member of society when released.