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Man Who Stabbed Washington Redskins' Brandon Banks Sentenced To Jail

The man who stabbed Washington Redskins kick returner/wide receiver Brandon Banks and a friend outside a D.C. nightclub in February 2011 is going to jail - for at least three months.

Jason Shortner, 25, was sentenced Monday in Superior Court in Washington for three months after pleading guilty to the stabbing, according to the Associated Press. He will serve three additional months after being pulled over for speeding in May of that same year. He was charged for carrying a pistol without a license, among 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.

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

Banks appeared in 16 games for Washington last season. He had one catch for 10 yards on Dec. 24 against the Minnesota Vikings.

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