Sterling Brown attacked in Miami strip club's parking lot, bodycam footage shows NBA player covered in blood

The video showed Brown continuously pressing his shirt hard against a nasty injury on his head in an attempt to stop the bleeding


                            Sterling Brown attacked in Miami strip club's parking lot, bodycam footage shows NBA player covered in blood
Sterling Brown of the Houston Rockets playing at the Smoothie King Center on February 09, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana (Getty Images)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA: On Tuesday, April 27, the Miami-Dade Police Department released bodycam footage that showed NBA player Sterling Brown covered in blood outside a strip club near Miami International Airport. It has been said that the player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association got injured after a fight in the parking lot of Booby Trap On The River on 3615 NW South River Dr in Miami, Florida, just west of Allapattah, on April 19. At the time, his team was in Miami to play the Heat.

As per TMZ, the video was captured on a cop’s body cam in the early morning hours of April 19, which showed Brown continuously pressing his shirt hard against a nasty injury on his head in an attempt to stop the bleeding. It also showed the sportsman frustrated over the whole situation. When the responding cop asked him, “How old are you?” Brown replied, “I just need an ambulance to pull up.”

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The officer said to him, “I don't care who you are, if you have a warrant. I'm trying to help,” to which Brown added, “I'm 26.” The video also showed the cop asking him, “Buddy, do you know how you got hit?” But he replied in the negative and said, “They slugged me, but I don't know what they hit me with though.”

Sterling Brown of the Houston Rockets injured his head after he was allegedly assaulted in the parking lot of a Miami strip club (Getty Images)

Brown's teammate, Kevin Porter Jr, was also reportedly seen at the scene. Though the reason is not clear yet, he apparently got into arguments with the officers. However, later, when things came back to normal, Brown was provided with first-aid by medical personnel and eventually taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital to get stitched up. A statement to the Associated Press by his team read: “Brown was the victim of an assault. He had no prior knowledge of or interaction with the assailants. He suffered facial lacerations but will make a full recovery.”

The NBA on Wednesday, April 28, said that their probe into the matter has been done and they have issued a fine of $50,000 fine for Porter Jr for violating the league's health and safety protocols, which bans players from attending “indoor social gatherings of 15 or more people or entering bars, lounges, clubs or similar establishments.” However, sports reporter for The New York Times Marc Stein’s tweet said, “No fine is forthcoming for Houston’s Sterling Brown, @NYTSports has learned, after Brown sustained severe injuries on that unauthorized night out.” Stein also added, “The league’s investigation into the Houston Rockets’ stay in Miami is closed, I’m told, unless new information surfaces to merit reopening it.”



 



 

Sterling Brown was taken to a hospital for stitches (Getty Images)

People on the internet shared their thoughts over it. One user said, “They must’ve figured he’s been punished enough.” The second user wrote, “Tbh they probably should fine him too. I know it would be a dick move but they should be trying to maintain consistency with everyone.” “So the lesson is, if you're going to violate the protocol, make sure you get your ass whooped,” the third user added.



 



 



 

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