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Milwaukee police release video, cite Larry Sanders for bar fight

Dec 4, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT

Larry Sanders has been out since early November when he got involved in a bar fight and tore ligaments in his thumb so badly it required surgery to repair the hand. Sanders has since apologized to fans and the team for the incident.

But it’s not over yet.

Sanders has been cited twice for his role in the fight by the Milwaukee Police Department, which also released video footage of the fight (seen above courtesy News). Sanders is in white and the incident starts on a platform area in the upper right area of the video.

Sanders has been cited for disorderly conduct and assault and battery charges, reports the Journal Sentinel. Those are “municipal citations” — meaning tickets — with fines totaling $551 but police said they not pursue criminal charges.

Sanders attorney told the paper they plan to fight the charges.

Michael Hart, Sanders’ attorney, said Wednesday that Sanders was not the aggressor in the incident.

“We are going to defend him,” Hart said. “He has gotten a bad rap. The facts will bear that out.”

A police official said at least one other person would be ticketed in connection with the incident.

In the video it is not clear what starts the fight (TMZ says it started near the VIP section of the club when Sanders was splashed with champagne) but at one point a number of men seem to be hitting or trying to hit Sanders as he slides toward a booth on a slippery floor. Once there a friend prevents him from going back into the fray, so Sanders appears to throw bottles into the crowd, which escalates everything again.

Sanders signed a new four-year, $44 million contract with the Bucks this past summer. They touted him as a defensive anchor for the team going forward, but due to this incident and injury he has only played in three games this season.

The Bucks are 3-14 on the season.

  1. thomaskouns - Dec 4, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Where to start on this one…..

    Class move to throw bottles Larry.

    I really doubt this ‘fight’ would have ever happened had he been in his contract year.

  2. themagicfanguy - Dec 4, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    I really hope he was drunk, because I don’t think he managed to stay standing for more than two seconds once it got going.

    • bjornreyes - Dec 5, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      Looked like he was ice-skating.

      Kurt mentioned slippery floor tho.

  3. xxbomberxx - Dec 4, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    He looks like Bambi

  4. spthegr8 - Dec 4, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    What’s worse: The fact that Larry got caught up in all this or the Fact that, a bunch of Drunk Little White guys from Milwuake pushed him around?? IDK but, either way it doesn’t look good for Larry. Just Sayin’!!

  5. shanelsweet - Dec 4, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    That’s what being rich and able to afford good lawyers will get you: citations. If they had video of me throwing bottles at somebody, I’d be sitting in jail until I got sent to prison for a few years.

  6. thaaatguy1 - Dec 4, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    The name of the bar is ‘The Rink.’

  7. paulrinn - Dec 4, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Sanders is gonna spend $50,000 to pay his lawyers to nullify a $500 fine? Smart money management.

  8. fatcamper - Dec 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    I can forgive him for getting beat up a little bit by a group of guys while he was drunk, but the fact that he is wearing painted on pants and throwing drinks is unforgivable. Revoke this guys man card.

  9. trickybastard - Dec 4, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Haha once again this goes to show you that most NBA players are pussies and can’t fight

  10. eagles512 - Dec 5, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    What a punk

  11. davidly - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    Nice to see that all the “other guys” involved in the incident made their way here to the comments section.

  12. connorchew - Dec 5, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    There are clubs in Milwaukee?

  13. doc305 - Dec 5, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Larry, take off you ice skates before you start fighting…safety first

  14. 00maltliquor - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:14 PM


    And what’s up with the skates? Was the floor greased up or something? Sanders looks like Jack Skeleton.

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