SLIDELL, LA – A former Seattle Seahawks player has been arrested in Louisiana, and charged with the murder of a man during a struggle inside the victim's home in Slidell.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain said 29-year-old Terreal Michael Bierria, who was a strong safety with the Seattle Seahawks in 2002 and 2004, was booked on one count of first degree murder.
Twenty-two-year-old Soron Salter, was found dead on the floor of the home, just behind the front door.
Deputies had to force their way into the residence due to Salter's position behind the door. Salter had wounds indicating a violent struggle, including possible stab wounds.
Blood was found on the door.
Strain said deputies responded to North Shore Hospital in reference to an emergency room patient who had lacerations on his hands and arms.
Strain said that person was Bierria, who had driven himself to the hospital in a gray Cadillac, similar to one that had been seen at the crime scene.
Bierria refused to speak with investigators about his injuries or role in the altercation, but he did place himself at the scene of the murder.
Investigators believe physical evidence collected at the scene will be linked to Bierria.
Preliminary autopsy results indicate Bierria was the aggressor during the struggle.
Bierria played college football in Georgia. He was selected by the Seahawks as the 120th overall pick in the 2002 draft.