Four members of the Jacksonville Jaguars were detained in London Friday night, after a brawl with bouncers at a nightclub.
The Jaguars released a statement after the incident:
Just got statement from @Jaguars on incident here in London @ActionNewsJax @ActionSportsJax “We are aware that 4 of our players were detained over restitution of a bill. The matter is being resolved and the players are with the team. Any discipline will be handled internally.”
— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) October 28, 2018
According to the Big Lead, “Reportedly, the brawl stemmed from the players being accused of trying to leave the nightclub without paying their tab of £50,000 (about $64K) and then ‘squared up to bouncers outside the nightspot.'”
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport reported the names of the players involved:
Our story on https://t.co/iLSuC0HswN detailing how #Jaguars defenders Barry Church, Ronnie Harrison, DJ Hayden and Jarrod Wilson were arrested but not charged in what some believe was a misunderstanding: https://t.co/EiP8mn6LFx
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 28, 2018
The Jaguars have vowed to punish their players internally. Three of the four Jaguars players involved in the incident were active for the game against the Eagles on Sunday.
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