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Two more men arrested in attack on Pro Bowler

By Gregg K. Kakesako

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LAST UPDATED: 03:48 p.m. HST, Jan 31, 2013


Two more men have been arrested in connection with a fight early Friday morning at a Waterfront Plaza nightclub that sidelined an NFL player with head injury and stitches, forcing him to miss Sunday’s Pro Bowl.

The men were arrested for third-degree misdemeanor assault. Both are scheduled to be arraigned in District Court Feb. 25.

Arrested at 3:10 a.m. Friday, a few hours after the fight at the M Nightclub at 500 Ala Moana Blvd., was a 40-year-old Kaneohe resident. He was arrested for third degree assault and posted $150 bail on Friday night.

On Monday, a 25-year-old Waimanalo man was arrested on two counts of third-degree assault. He posted $200 bail.

M Nightclub part-owner Michael Miske, Jr. was arrested and charged with second-degree assault Sunday. Miske's lawyer said NFL players at the club were being unruly and rude Thursday night, and that there were reports of players smoking marijuana.

Miske is free after posting $250,000 bail. He is scheduled to make a court appearance Monday.

Police said Miske, 38, hit Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams on the head with a dangerous instrument, reportedly a Champagne bottle.

Williams received multiple stitches.

Thomas Otake, Miske's lawyer, said "certain NFL players" at the club were "unruly, rude and disrespectful to the female waitresses and other customers."

He said club management and security asked the football players to leave after "certain players became physically aggressive and started a fight."

"Club personnel and security did their best to protect staff, customers and themselves," Otake said.

Otake would not identify the football players.

The police arrest report did not say whether the two suspects were employed by Miske.

An NFL spokesman declined to respond to Otake’s comment, deferring all questions to Honolulu police.






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