Back in December, former New England Patriots star Willie McGinest was seen beating a man with a bottle at an LA hotspot, at Delilah in West Hollywood.
The footage showed McGinest and a number of his buddies approach a guy sitting down at a table, and that’s when the fight broke loose.
McGinest punched the guy in the face, and later picked up a bottle and smashed it over the guy’s head repeatedly, before tossing it on the sofa and calling it quits.
He was later arrested and booked in jail for charges of assault with a deadly weapon, and was suspended from his job as an analyst on NFL Network, after they released a statement saying:
“We are aware of the incident and the video, which is disturbing. Willie McGinest will not appear on NFL Network While we review the matter.”
And now, the three-time Super Bowl champ has officially been charged on one count of assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of assault by means of force likely to cause great bodily injury, according to TMZ.
Both charges could result in four years in prison, and were filed in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office this week.
The man’s arraignment in the case is set for April.
The 51-year-old is considered one of the greatest players in Patriots history, leading his team alongside Tom Brady to three Super Bowl wins between 1994 to 2005.
He was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame back in 2015.