Willie McGinest was known for smashing skulls during his days as a star linebacker for the New England Patriots.
It looks like he’s still smashing skulls, just off the field now…
Video footage has emerged of McGinest beatin’ the everlivin’ hell out of a dude at an LA hotspot, according to TMZ.
It all went down on December 9th at Delilah in West Hollywood.
In the footage, you can see McGinest and a number of his buddies approach a dude a dude sitting at a table… and just start swinging.
The Patriots Hall of Famer walks up to the guy and appears to exchange a few words with him, before punching him in the face.
At least three of his buddies joined in, as the dude took a number of punches from the group.
You can also see McGinest pick of a bottle, and then smash it upside the guy’s head repeatedly. He then tossed it onto a sofa, before calling it quits.
The guy appeared to be pretty significantly injured, as you can see a good bit of blood on him… but you almost gotta give the man props for walking outta there. Looks like he ate a lot of punches from some big boys… and he wasn’t down for the count.
Now, he’s about to get PAID.
McGinest was arrested this morning, and was booked at 7:30 for charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
His bail was set at $30,000.
The 51-year-old is considered one of the greatest players in Patriots history, leading his team alongside Tom Brady to three Super Bowls between 1994 to 2005.
He was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2015.
He has since been working as an analyst on the NFL Network, although, he appears to have been suspended until they can review the assault. But I have to say, it doesn’t look good for him.
A spokesperson for the network said in a statement:
“Willie McGinest will not appear on NFL Network while we review the matter.”
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BREAKING: Former #Patriots star and current NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest has been arrested for felony assault after he beat the hell out of a man at an L.A. hotspot earlier this month, punching the guy in the face and later bashing him in the head with a bottle, video👇 pic.twitter.com/TIfa8o8NHi