|08-19-2005, 02:06 PM||#1|
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RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- In a third embarrassing incident involving the police and rowdy Kansas City Chiefs players, authorities in Stillwater, Minn., said they quelled a violent disturbance caused by backup quarterback Todd Collins.
No charges were filed in the incident early Sunday at the Freight House, a restaurant and bar near the Chiefs' River Falls training camp. But according to police reports, a woman claimed she was injured during the melee.
In separate incidents reported earlier, kicker Lawrence Tynes was charged with breaking a bouncer's nose in a bar fight in River Falls and defensive tackle Junior Siavii and safety Greg Wesley were arrested after allegedly getting into a drunken confrontation with police in a Minneapolis hotel.
An angry Carl Peterson, the Chiefs' president and general manager, told reporters on the practice field Thursday morning that starting quarterback Trent Green had helped quell the disturbance involving Collins and should not be blamed for the trouble.
"Because of his efforts, a situation which could have been pretty volatile was not. There were no charges filed, no arrests," Peterson said.
The police report said Collins became threatening and uncooperative after police arrived and calmed down only after he was threatened with a Taser.
The police report said Collins and Green "were causing a problem inside the establishment ... and Collins had climbed up onto a speaker's box near the stage and refused to get down."
The report said when John Bonse, a restaurant security officer, tried to remove Collins from the speaker's box, Collins struck Bonse "in the head area, at which point Bonse and other Freight House security staff took Collins to the ground."
The report said Green at that point became helpful to police.
"I drew my Taser, pointed it at Collins and ordered him to back up onto the sidewalk," the police report said. "I told him that if he moved again in an aggressive manner, he would be Tased. Collins stated that he would cooperate with me."
The report said Bonse had indicated he would file charges but decided not to after speaking with Green.
"Collins was very cooperative with me but did make threats toward Bonse and other Freight House security staff as he left, stating that he would remember the guy "in the white shirt [Bonse] and the big security member with the fat gut."
A woman contacted authorities the night following the incident and said she had been injured during the altercation between Bonse and Collins. Melissa Kissling told police she was dancing on the stage area and was slammed into a metal railing by either Collins, Bonse or both.
Peterson said Green was a peacemaker.
"The police were there and they were very pleased to have Trent there, and the incident is over with," Peterson said.
Coach Dick Vermeil defended Collins after Thursday afternoon's practice.
"He didn't throw a punch. He's the most intelligent guy on this football team," Vermeil said. "He knows what he can and cannot do. He did not throw a punch. Five or six other guys did, though."
Tynes was charged Wednesday with breaking a bouncer's nose in a bar fight, a felony with a maximum penalty of 3½ years in prison.
Siavii and Wesley were each charged with one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, and Siavii is also charged with a misdemeanor count of fifth-degree assault.
Siavii's attorney entered a not guilty plea for him on Wednesday and requested a jury trial. Wesley's court date is set for Friday.
"I would hope that people in Kansas City particularly never question the integrity of this guy right here [Green]. What he's done on the field and off the field, more important, and his family speak volumes about the integrity of Trent Green," Peterson said.
The other matters, he said, "are in the hands of legal people."
"I think you know it's our longtime policy with the Kansas City Chiefs that if there are legal issues, we are not going to make a comment until the due process has taken its course. At that time, we will."
Talk about setting an example. The QB needs to be threaten with a taser by the police before he settles down.
It is also nice to see the FO trying to set an example by admonishing them..... NOT
|08-19-2005, 02:19 PM||#2|
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Funny stuff. Can you imagine the Trolls is if this was happening in Denver?
|08-19-2005, 02:27 PM||#3|
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|08-19-2005, 02:29 PM||#4|
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How drunk do you have to be to climb onto a speaker box and refuse to get down? That reminds me of Alice In Chains guitar player climbing the scaffolding at some music awards show (if I remember correctly). What a clown.
Hey Carl and Dick, you keep defending TrINT, but what about Todd - let's hear your thoughts on his actions.
Clearly there is a problem when three unrelated incidents occur in one night, but the organization is skirting the issue. These are role models, what are the kids thinking? Someone has to admit a mistake was made, things got out of hand, someone is being disciplined .... nah lets call MN a bunch of hacks and a consipiracy and police looking for pension money. PAAAALEEESE, only in KC are people that ignorant.
|08-19-2005, 03:05 PM||#5|
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3 threads, but ya gotta love a drunk 3rd rate qb named Tom Collins.
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