The Philadelphia Eagles Nigel Bradham is facing assault chargers after an encounter with an employee outside of a Miami Beach hotel, Thursday.
According to the report of the Miami Beach Police Department, the Eagle’s linebacker and five other people got involved in an altercation regarding the speed of the service outside of the Hilton Bentley South Beach. The incident escalated when Bradham punched the victim on the nose, causing the latter to fall in the ground. The other five members of the group joined the assault before fleeing the scene.
Jean Eliphete Courtois, the identified victim, suffered a cut lip, contusions and a broken nose after the incident and she was immediately rushed to the hospital. Bradham was indicted with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony.
In a statement released by the Philadelphia Eagles, they shared that they are aware of the allegations against the player but they will not comment as the investigation is ongoing.
“We are aware of the recent incident involving Nigel Bradham in Miami,” the Eagles said. “We have been in contact with Nigel and the proper authorities. Due to the ongoing legal process, the Eagles will have no further comment at this time.”
The 26 year-old Bradham signed a two-year contract to join the Eagles last March. He was expected to start as a linebacker, the position at which the Eagles lack experienced depth. He is also a Florida native and played college football at Florida State. He was drafted by the Bills in the fourth round in 2012.
Nigel Bradham is the second Eagles player to face a legal situation this offseason. Wide receiver Nelson Agholor was allegedly accused of sexually assaulting a dancer last June, but the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office decided not to press charges, citing a lack of evidence.
Bradham has a court appearance scheduled for Aug. 2. He is expected to report for training camp on Wednesday.
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