Two professional athletes allegedly brawled outside a nightclub early Saturday and one lost his job for the next season.
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills and Washington Wizards forward Devin Robinson were both charged by the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington with fighting in a public place. Mills, 25 and Robinson, 24, were “involved in a verbal altercation which escalated into a physical altercation on the sidewalk next to the Opera Night Club,” according to the police report. Robinson was reportedly taken to the hospital after the incident.
The fight might have cost Robinson a contract next season. “We are aware of the incident this morning involving Devin and are disappointed in his actions. We will not extend him a qualifying offer for the 2019-20 season,” the NBA team said in a statement.