Montae Nicholson is a promising young safety for the Washington Redskins who started the first seven games of the season before the Redskins acquired Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from Green Bay. Since then, he’s played sparingly, and in light of recent events, it looks like it will stay that way.
The 23-year-old was arrested Tuesday after engaging in a violent altercation in the middle of a Virginia street around 2 am.
Fox News reported that the incident occurred after Nicholson and 24-year-old Sydney Maggiore were honking their car horn at an unidentified man and woman before things turned physical. But, a witness told TMZ Sports that tensions flared before the car incident.
In any event, TMZ Sports obtained footage of the Michigan State product violently pummeling the man and a man in a jean jacket and bodyslamming another who tried to restrain him. Maggiore is believed to have hit the female with a beer bottle.
Montae is wearing the red hoodie in the video.
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Loudon County Sheriffs reportedly arrested Nicholson and his female companion at the scene. Montae was booked for assault and battery and drunk in public, but released on $2,500 bond a short time later.
The two who were assaulted were taken to an area hospital, where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Redskins gave the sterile corporate response to the news.
It will be interesting to see if the Redskins award his with a max extension.
[h/t TMZ Sports]