Willie McGinest Faces Years In Prison After Being Charged With Two Felonies Over Night Club Assault
Former New England Patriots great Willie McGinest got some bad news today after being charged with 2 felonies from his involvement in a brutal nightclub assault during December in Los Angeles.
McGinest reportedly faces a charge one count each from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office of assault with a deadly weapon and assault by means of force likely to cause great bodily injury, with an arraignment hearing set for April.
Per the California penal code, both charges carry a maximum prison sentence of four years each and possible fine of $10,000.
The alleged incident occurred on Dec. 9 at a nightclub in West Hollywood and was captured on video obtained by TMZ. The video shows McGinest and three acquaintances walk up to a man sitting in a booth and briefly exchange words, then McGinest hitting the man as he stands up and holding him as the others hit him.
Before the conflict is broken up, McGinest appears to repeatedly hit the man with a large glass bottle.
McGinest later turned himself in and was soon suspended indefinitely from NFL Network. He released a statement days later apologizing for the incident, calling the situation “an isolated incident” and promised nothing like it would happened again.
— Willie McGinest (@WillieMcGinest) December 23, 2022