Tandon Doss walked into a Five Guys hamburger establishment Thursday just looking for a tasty pregame meal. He walked out a civic hero.
"I saw somebody start fighting, and I broke it up," the wide receiver said after the Ravens' 34-31 victory. "That's all it was to me."
A Baltimore police spokesman said two male former employees of the restaurant, one of whom police believe was angry about being fired, used a knife to cut the manager at around 4:30 p.m.
The spokesman said the two men ran from the restaurant, leaving the knife behind in the process. The spokesman also said the Five Guys manager suffered a minor cut on his chin and was treated and released from an area hospital.
Doss said he didn't worry about his own well-being when he saw the attack in progress.
"I mean, it was two dudes on one," Doss said. "I was trying to help the situation out. I broke it up."
Doss initially mentioned the incident on his Twitter page.
"I'm not on Twitter," he said. "I'll be looking into that."
Doss tried to downplay talk of a new superhero protecting Baltimore's historic Inner Harbor, where the incident took place.
"I saw the guy on the ground bleeding, and I saw a guy on top hitting him," he said. "So I stopped it."
Doss, a fourth-round selection in April's draft, caught two passes for 28 yards in Thursday's game.