|NBA Player Off-Court Melee Ends Up In Court|
|Tuesday, July 03 2012|
San Antonio Spurs superstar Tony Parker is suing a New York City nightclub for $20 million for allowing rival entourages to be in the club at the same time.
According to news reports, the NBA star was with his friend Chris Brown in the W.i.P Club in NYC when a fight broke out between Brown and rapper "Drake," both of whom have had romantic relationships with singer Rihanna. During the melee, several people were hit by broken glass, including Parker, who ended up in the emergency room with an eye injury and had to miss a week of practice with the France Olympic Basketball Team.
David Jaroslawicz, Parker's lawyer, alleges in the court papers that "The defendants [the nightclub owners] were reckless, careless and negligent in permitting Drake's entourage and Brown's entourage to be in the club at the same time despite known tension between the two."
Brown and Drake both deny responsibility for the fight; neither is named as a defendant.