If Charlotte has to deal with a football player getting arrested, can it be for a more interesting crime?
No, scratch that --can it be a different player--not Jeremy Bridges again.
This guy has already pulled a gun on a stripper and now he's popping champagne in Ballentyne and upsetting people.
The Associated Press reports that:
Carolina reserve guard Jeremy Bridges was arrested for the second time in 16 months late Sunday night, less than 24 hours before the Panthers' biggest game of the season against NFC South rival Tampa Bay.
According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's office, Bridges was charged with two counts of simple assault and battery and one count of communicating threats.
The Charlotte Observer reports:
Bridges, 6-foot-5, 325 pounds, is a reserve lineman for the Panthers who started four games at right tackle earlier this season when regular starter Jeff Otah was injured.
The manager at Villa Antonio, Miguel Rullier, said the incident started when Bridges ordered a bottle of Dom Perignon from the restaurant bar Saturday night and shook it up, causing the champagne to spew and get other patrons wet.
Rullier said Bridges was asked to leave and politely agreed to do so.
He said a female customer who had been doused then pursued Bridges, complaining loudly.
I don't know what she told him, but it made him irritable, said Rullier.
Rullier said Bridges became angry and had to be restrained by a bouncer. He said Bridges pushed the bouncer out of the way, but did not strike anyone else.
Charlotte football fans should be happy that he didn't pull out his gun and shoot himself.