Long Island University starting quarterback Clayton Beathard was fatally stabbed outside a Nashville bar early Saturday morning, police said.
Beathard, 22, is the brother of San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback C.J. Beathard and country music star Tucker Beathard and the grandson of NFL Hall of Fame general manager Bobby Beathard. His father, Casey Beathard, has written songs for country singers that include Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and George Strait.
Also killed was Beathard's friend 21-year-old Paul Trapeni III, police said. A third stabbing victim, also 21, is hospitalized.
Police received a call about the fight just before 3 a.m.
"The fatal stabbings appear to have resulted from an argument over a woman that began inside Dogwood Bar and then turned physical when the parties went outside," the Metro Nashville Police Department said in a news release. "Multiple persons were involved in the outdoor fight during which the two men were both fatally stabbed in their sides."
"Clay was an amazing, big and soft hearted human being with an undeniable love for the Lord," Beathard's parents, Casey and Susan, said in a statement to The Tennessean. "He had his family’s, friends' and teammates' backs even to a fault. I wish he would have been more inclined to take the high road but he hated 'wrong.'"