Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a male hotel worker in Florida, according to a report from NBC Miami. Bradham reportedly turned himself in to Miami Beach police on Monday. More details from the story appear below.
According to statements, a group of six people started arguing with the employee over the length of time it took to bring them an umbrella they had paid for. The verbal argument became physical, with the victim sustaining cuts and lacerations, including one to the back of his head when a glass battle was allegedly smashed over it.
The six people then fled the scene, running toward Ocean Drive and entering a vehicle before speeding away. A phone was discovered at the scene, which was turned over to police as evidence along with a receipt showing Bradham paid for the umbrella with his credit card.
This news comes one day before veterans are required to report for Eagles training camp. Per Les Bowen, Bradham is still expected to show up to Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Bradham, 26, signed a two-year, $7 million contract worth $4.5 million guaranteed with the Eagles earlier this offseason. He's been expected to be Philadelphia's starting SAM linebacker given his previous experience under Jim Schwartz in Buffalo. The Birds are already very thin at linebacker, so this Bradham news obviously isn't encouraging.
The Eagles released a statement regarding the news.
"We are aware of the incident involving Nigel Bradham in Miami. We have been in contact with Nigel and the proper authorities. Due to the ongoing legal process, the Eagles will have no further comment at this time."
UPDATE: More details from the police report.
I now have the police report of the incident, which says Bradham struck the victim in the nose. Victim picked Bradham out of police lineup— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) July 26, 2016
There is some sort of court date set for Aug. 2. NBC Miami report would lead one to believe Bradham is currently behind bars -- he isn't.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) July 26, 2016
Stay tuned for more updates on this situation as they become available.