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.