Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham was arrested yesterday following his involvement in an alteration in Miami on Thursday, NBC Miami was the first to report. Bradham turned himself into police today and was charged with aggravated battery, a second-degree felony, according to the police report.
Bradham was reportedly part of a six-person group that began arguing with a Hilton Bentley hotel employee over the amount of time it took to receive an umbrella they had apparently purchased. The scene grew violent, and the worker was struck over the head with a glass bottle, and, according to the police report, Bradham “without provocation, struck the victim in the nose with a closed fist, causing the victim to fall to the ground.” The group eventually left, but police located a cell phone and a receipt indicating Bradham had paid for the umbrella.
The Eagles issued a statement confirming that they are aware of the situation, but offered no further comment on Bradham, who signed a two-year, $7MM deal during the offseason and is expected to report to training camp tomorrow, tweets Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. Bradham, 26, becomes the second Eagle to enter legal hot water this year, as wide receiver Nelson Agholor was accused of rape in June before being cleared of all charges earlier this month.
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