According to The Athletic, a handful of Rockets were at the club and had a sprinter van that would take them back to the hotel. However, when he was leaving, Brown accidentally tried to get into the wrong van, which led to a heated exchange and the men in the van beating him up and hitting him in the head with a bottle.
The Athletic reports that Brown’s Rockets teammates, including Kevin Porter Jr., stepped in to save him.
Rockets’ Kevin Porter Jr. Broke Protocol at the Strip Club https://t.co/6zhKvzJaAi
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Now we’re learning more details from the evening.
Via NY Post:
“Brown and several teammates went to the Booby Trap around the time Sunday turned to Monday and the team arrived in the Miami suburb of Coral Gables, Fla, per the report.
The Rockets released a statement that Brown was the “victim of an assault” and had “no prior knowledge of or interaction with the assailants.” The statement mentioned he suffered “facial lacerations” but said a “full recovery” is expected.
Brown and three or more individuals in the van had a heated exchange that escalated to hitting Brown on the head with a bottle and “leaving blood everywhere,” a source told The Athletic. Teammates reportedly stepped in to break up the fight as they left the club.
“If he hadn’t been as physically strong and tough, he might not have made it out of the situation (Sunday) night,” one source said. “He could have died.”
Brown and an unidentified man “became belligerent and refused to cooperate” with police who were called to the scene, according to the incident report obtained by The Athletic. “Several attempts were made to gather information from (from Brown) who kept insisting he did not want to provide his information, he only wanted rescue to take him to the hospital.”
Brown required multiple heavy stitching jobs for facial injuries that led to blood dripping all over the floor in his private quarters in the emergency room, and he underwent a battery of tests before he was discharged and cleared to return to Houston, per the report.”
— New York Post (@nypost) April 22, 2021
Brown’s representation told The Athletic:
“Our No. 1 concern is Sterling’s health. We will rely on law enforcement to help get to the bottom of this and the facts about what went down.”
No arrests have been made as of yet.
Outside of the strip club is far more dangerous than inside the club.
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