Seahawks defensive lineman Jarran Reed wrote on Twitter that Jefferson was called the N-word during the sideline incident.
The episode occurred during a heated finish to the game. It included fights on consecutive plays as Jacksonville was kneeling to run out the clock and Seattle’s defensive linemen continued their rush at full strength.
“I’m a human just like anybody else”: Seahawks defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson did not take kindly to Jaguars fans hurling beers at him after he was ejected in Seattle’s loss in Jacksonville. Jefferson attempted to scale the wall to confront the fans in the stands, before finally being pulled away by security. Explaining his actions, Jefferson said: “I’m a human just like anybody else.
Gary Denbo, the Marlins’ new vice president of scouting and player development, has familiarity with Guzman and Devers — the two prospects who would join the Marlins as part of the deal — as he’s spent the past eight years with the Yankees and oversaw a farm system that ranks among the best in baseball.
Guzman joined the Yankees as part of the trade that sent catcher Brian McCann to the Houston Astros in November 2016. Guzman went 5-3 with a 2.30 ERA in 13 starts for Class A Staten Island in 2017.
Devers, the cousin of Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, is an 18-year-old who hit .245 with 16 RBIs in 53 games of rookie-ball play this year.
More Marlins deals are possible at the winter meetings beginning Sunday in Orlando, Florida, with Castro and outfielders Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna possibly on the trading block.