Former New England Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest taken into custody on a potential charge of assault with deadly weapon

Willie McGinest, a former linebacker for the Patriots and Browns, was picked up by the police early Monday in Los Angeles.

TMZ Sports has footage of McGinest walking up to a guy at a bar in West Hollywood, California and initiating a sexual encounter. After some back-and-forth, the ex-linebacker ultimately struck the guy in the face.

The unnamed guy was also repeatedly beaten for a considerable amount of time by other individuals who seemed to be a part of McGinest’s gang.

McGinest also picked up a bottle and repeatedly struck the victim in the head with it.

After being detained for assault with a dangerous weapon, Willie posted the $30,000 bond and was allowed to go free.

As per USA Today’s Safid Deen, McGinest surrendered to authorities.

From 1994 through 2008, McGinest was an NFL regular. He played with the Patriots for 12 years, where he won three Super Bowls, and then for the Browns for the last three.

After retiring, Willie went into media and is now an analyst for NFL Network. However, while the matter is being looked into, he will not be making any network appearances.

“We are aware of the incident and the video, which is disturbing. Willie McGinest will not appear on NFL Network while we review the matter,” an NFL Network spokesperson stated to media.


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