|02-04-2012, 07:15 AM||#1|
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Ex-Charger says Shaun Phillips threw bottle
By 10News 12:05 p.m., Feb. 3, 2012
Hours after a big win over the Denver Broncos on November 22, 2009, then-Charger Antonio Cromartie and at least four other teammates descended on Bar West to party.
Also at the bar that night was Kam Saran, who was celebrating his 24th birthday with a small group.
Late that night, Saran told 10News several players began spraying champagne at him when suddenly a stranger told him he was bleeding.
Saran's friends told him he was shaking, and he passed out several times before he reached the hospital, where he received eight staples for a head injury.
When a witness pointed a finger at Cromartie, San Diego police began an investigation for assault with a deadly weapon — a champagne bottle.
No charges were filed in the case, as police said there was no evidence anything was thrown that night. Additionally, police said there were inconsistent statements from witnesses.
From police reports obtained by 10News, it doesn't appear Chargers players admitted to seeing much of anything.
Saran filed a lawsuit against Cromartie, now a member of the New York Jets.
However, just as Cromartie was about to settle for a modest amount, sources told 10News Cromartie's camp came forward and said Cromartie believes he knows who threw the bottle.
In just the past week, Cromartie signed a brief declaration, under penalty of perjury, stating: "I am of the belief that Shaun Phillips … threw the object. I, however, do not have further knowledge as to additional specific details of the incident including when or why Mr. Saran was struck with the object … I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct."
The declaration could be used in civil proceedings in a new lawsuit filed by Saran against Phillips, a star linebacker for the Chargers.
While Phillips has had a series of run-ins with the law, he has never been charged.
In 2010, he settled a lawsuit for allegedly assaulting a security guard. In another civil suit, he is accused of hitting a 54-year-old woman in Las Vegas.
Cromartie's lawyers declined to comment and 10News' attempts to reach Phillips' attorney were unsuccessful.
The Chargers also declined to comment on the matter.
I wouldn't exactly describe Cromartie as being credible or Shaun Phillips being a "star" linebacker.
I wouldn't exactly describe Crmartie as being credible or Shaun Phillips being a "star" Linebacker either.
|02-04-2012, 11:14 AM||#2|
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Quote from the article:
In just the past week, Cromartie signed a brief declaration, under penalty of perjury, stating: "I am of the belief that Shaun Phillips … threw the object. I, however, do not have further knowledge as to additional specific details of the incident including when or why Mr. Saran was struck with the object.
You are making a mountain out of a mole hill. I am under the belief and stating you know someone did something are 2 different things.
Lets worry about Denver "Staying Classy" The Broncos have had enough crap happen too them by others and Bronco players breaking enough laws to worry about.