Chad Kelly, the nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, made news by signing a scholarship with Ole Miss last week. Last night he made news for a different, more terrible reason.
Kelly, a former local high school football star who signed a major college football scholarship offer last week, was arrested early Sunday after police say he fought with bouncers trying to evict him and a companion from a downtown bar and restaurant and later scuffled with police.
Kelly, 20, of Niagara Falls, refused to leave Encore at 492 Pearl St. about 3:15 a.m. and punched a bouncer in the face, Buffalo police said. Kelly’s companion, Brandon Hickey, 21, of Clarence, had been thrown out of the bar earlier and tried to re-enter, police said.
Kelly continued to fight with two bouncers and stated “I’m going to go to my car and get my AK-47 and spray this place,” according to a report.
Yep. That’s the type of chatter that will get a guy in trouble.
Officers responding to the threat stopped the vehicle Kelly was riding in, which only led to more ugliness.
Kelly was forcibly removed from the vehicle, officers said. Police said Kelly kicked and tried to swing at officers as they removed him from the vehicle. They said he resisted getting into a patrol vehicle and struggled with staff at central booking.
The bar’s security staff, Scott May and Clay Hubert, suffered minor injuries in the melee, including pain and swelling, according to the report.
Kelly now faces a laundry list of charges, including third-degree assault. The good news for the quarterback is that all the infractions are misdemeanors.
Kelly was dismissed from Clemson after publicly arguing with coaches during the Tigers’ spring game back in April.
[H/T: Buffalo News]