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Monday, July 23, 2007

The Real Cause of Club Violence:

posted by on July 23 at 16:53 PM

Professional Athletes.

A party at a local club for a group of professional sports players drew trouble this weekend, when a large fight broke out and police arrested two people.

The security manager at Level 5 on Fifth Avenue North told Seattle police Saturday that the club drew several hundred people for a party for a professional basketball player. The crowd included both NBA and NFL players, he told police.

About 1:30 a.m., he said, fights began breaking out among the crowd in the club. Bouncers began breaking up the fights and tossing people out of the club.

When officers arrived, the crowd outside was so large, it filled the street from curb to curb. At least one person was detained after a Gang Unit detective spotted him with a gun.

There were no reported injuries, but officers did arrest two people, spokeswoman Debra Brown said.

Police have not specified which athletes were present at the club.

It’s time for a crack down on athletes. Shut down Key Arena before we start seeing drive-bys and riots after Storm games!

Via the PI

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I don't usually come to the defense of professional athletes since I think they tend to be pampered violence-prone adolescents, but I don't see anything in the article to suggest they were involved in the fighting. Probably their meathead hangers on.

Jonah, are you suggesting that because some people might attract "the wrong element" to bars we should regulate them?

Posted by elrider | July 23, 2007 5:08 PM

Right on. Let's just thank jeebus we don't have any real futbol fans in town.

Posted by christopher | July 23, 2007 5:20 PM

leave the pro athletes alone - its not like they are running dog fighting rings...

Posted by maxsolomon | July 23, 2007 5:45 PM

I know you're joking, but remember that the parking lots around Qwest and Safeco Fields really do have a fucking lot of crime.

Posted by Gitai | July 23, 2007 5:57 PM

I bet the player in honor's name rhymes with Levin Laurent.

Posted by Gomez | July 23, 2007 6:54 PM

I have partied with the storm, please don't ban them from bars. I like it when 6 foot 5 blondes that I've previously seen naked buy me drinks!

now if i could only see her naked in person....

Posted by wisepunk | July 23, 2007 7:51 PM

I blame the Irish.

Posted by catalina vel-duray | July 23, 2007 10:26 PM

Admit it - you're going to miss this sort of thing when Clay Bennett moves the Sonics to Oklahoma City.

Posted by Roger Williams | July 24, 2007 3:00 AM

How about rather than regulate the clubs someone tries to regulate NBA players?

Posted by monkey | July 24, 2007 6:46 AM

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