Friday, July 27, 2007

Strip Club Discussions with Ron Mercer Can Escalate Fast

Reported by the AP:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former NBA player Ron Mercer surrendered to police on Wednesday to face a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a scuffle in a strip club in April, police said...

Police said Mercer's friend, 34-year-old Robert Edward Johnson, was also charged with felony aggravated assault for stabbing a bouncer at the club in the same incident.

The pair got into a verbal argument with a dancer at Anthony's Show Place on April 21 and were asked to leave by the security guard, Keith Battle.

A fight broke out among the three men and Johnson admitted to police that he stabbed the bouncer in the right side and shoulder with a knife. Battle was not seriously hurt.

Another bouncer, William Beels Jr., was punched in the face by Mercer, police said.

Rob Johnson: "Boy, that escalated quickly... I mean, that really got out of hand fast.""
Ron Mercer: "It did didn't it."
Rob Johnson: "I stabbed a guy in the arm."
Ron Mercer: "I saw that!"

Who knows how the bouncer “asked them to leave”, but to respond by stabbing him and punching another bouncer just seems a little excessive. In reality, I'm sure it was somehow all the stripper's fault.

1 comment:

larry b said...

where were stephen jackson and jamaal tinsley as this was going on?