Los Angeles Times
Donald is named in assault case
Pittsburgh police were reviewing a complaint that alleged Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald was involved in an assault that left a man injured during an altercation at a nightclub last weekend.
Attorney Todd J. Hollis said Wednesday that Donald assaulted his client, De’Vincent Spriggs, who suffered a concussion, a broken bone in his eye socket, a broken nose and an arm injury, and that he required 16 stitches.
Hollis and Spriggs filed a complaint with police Wednesday.
Attempts to reach Donald were not immediately successful. The Rams said they were aware of the reports about the alleged incident. “We are collecting more information and will have no further comment at this time,” the team said in a statement.
In a Pittsburgh Public Safety Blotter post Wednesday afternoon, a public information officer wrote that officers were dispatched to a hospital Sunday at about 1 a.m. and took a report from a man who had facial injuries and an arm injury that resulted from an incident at a South Side bar.
“He told police he accidentally bumped into another male at the bar who confronted him verbally,” the post said. “He says that male and another ended up punching and kicking him. The complainant admits to throwing a bottle of alcohol, but didn’t know if he had hit anyone.”
Detectives took a report Wednesday from the complainant and his attorney about an alleged assault, the Pittsburgh Public Safety Blotter said.
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