Shamed Crawley duo Pablo Mills and Claude Davis have written letters of apology following their roles in a mass brawl after the club’s win at Bradford City on Tuesday night.
Red Devils captain Mills and Jamaica international Davis were both sent off – along with Bradford trio Jon McLaughlin, Luke Oliver and Andrew Davies – after a melee in which several punches seen to be were thrown.
Depending on which story you read this morning, the four LSU football players allegedly involved in a nasty bar brawl in Baton Rouge either will or won’t meet with cops today to discuss what happens. In one report, a spokesman for the police department says the meeting will happen today, while another report quotes their recently-hired lawyer, Nathan Fisher, as saying he hasn’t heard they will meet today and that technically speaking they don’t HAVE to meet with the police if they’re under investigation.
While that may be true counselor, avoiding the cops doesn’t help your clients (including starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson) in the court of public opinion. And the university is probably not going to be happy if this PR nightmare lingers for months as well.
We’ve seen NBA players like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James get hero’s welcomes in China. Not so much for John Thompson III and Georgetown. Thompson had this to say:
“Tonight, two great teams played a very competitive game that unfortunately ended after heated exchanges with both teams. We sincerely regret that this situation occurred.
“We remain grateful for the opportunity our student-athletes are having to engage in a sport they love here in China, while strengthening their understanding of a nation we respect and admire at Georgetown University.”
Thompson pulled the Hoyas off the court in the fourth quarter of a game against one of China’s top professional teams, according to a tweet from the Washington Post’s Gene Wang Thursday morning.
Wang tweeted that things got hectic when both benches emptied, chairs were thrown and fans started hurling bottles from the stands. Wang also said that all Georgetown players and coaches were OK.