The Baltimore Ravens are having an offseason to forget. Early Sunday morning, backup offensive lineman Jah Reid became the third player arrested (joining Deonte Thompson and Ray Rice). Reid was detained for fighting in the Red Garter Saloon, a strip club on Duval Street in Key West, FL. He has been charged with two misdemeanor battery counts.
Not only did Reid fight another patron of the club, but he also attacked security officials who tried to diffuse the situation. The following according to the Baltimore Sun:
Key West police department public information officer Alyson Crean said that Reid and another man, Benjamin Buxton, got into a fight at the Red Garter Saloon with several other people. The fight then escalated into a confrontation with security officials after they tried to break it up, according to the arrest affidavit.
Crean said that police were called to the bar and reviewed surveillance video, which showed Reid fighting. Crean said that police reviewed the video and saw Reid was bumped into by another man, with an argument then unfolding. Police said that Reid was seen head-butting the other man before punching and kicking him.
When the bar security officials intervened, Crean said Reid began punching them, according to the affidavit. One security official suffered minor facial injuries — a split lip, Crean said.
The 6’7, 340 pound mountain of a man was released on $2,000 bond.