Here are the details:
SB Nation Arizona spoke with two employees of the bar who were present during the fight but asked to remain anonymous due to a police request that witnesses not talk about the incident.
According to the sources, the original altercation started between Edwards’ group of about 20 friends and about eight to 10 “known guys” from Detroit whose leader was described as a “million dollar drug dealer” who frequents South Bar in Birmingham, a wealthy suburb of The Motor City.
Former NBA player and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose was reported to be part of Edwards’ group and while described as drunk, he apparently attempted to hold Edwards back and keep him from fighting.
The original altercation was said to have started when someone from Edwards’ group “threw up” in the booth area of the group from Detroit.
According to both sources, he mistook a bus boy only identified as “Dave” for a bouncer and charged into the kitchen after him. Edwards reportedly tackled Dave (described as a big guy who looks like a linebacker) and the two exchanged blows before they were separated.
While Edwards and Dave were fighting, two of Edwards’ cousins rushed into the kitchen. One produced a knife that he had been carrying and stabbed a bouncer in his back and his hand. The other grabbed a fork and stabbed a different bouncer in his neck and his head. These two cousins were arrested by police that night.
The bus boy reportedly assaulted by Edwards is said to be filing a report with the Birmingham Police Department charging Edwards for assaulting him.
Why was Jalen Rose there? Rose is a grown man and as long as he isn’t drinking and driving he can do what he wants, but he might want to drink in a group that doesn’t include Edwards and the Goons.
I can not believe that Braylon Edwards is this dumb. I can’t comprehend someone being this stupid. Michael Vick learned the hard way that sometimes you need to leave your old homies at home. This isn’t Menace II Society. You’re in the fucking NFL, bro. You can’t be rolling with dudes who are stabbing bouncers in nightclub kitchens. That’s insane. I mean, attacking busboys? Are you kidding me? And you sure as shit shouldn’t be hanging out with a dude that others descirbe as a “million dollar drug dealer”. Braylon Edwards is so stupid that he’s got Plaxico Burress, (yes, the same Plaxico who spent two years in prison for shooting himself in the leg), is saying “damn that motherfucker is stupid”.