Eagles' Nigel Bradham Arrested for Assaulting Miami Hotel Worker: Police - NBC4 Washington

Eagles' Nigel Bradham Arrested for Assaulting Miami Hotel Worker: Police

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    Jean Courtois, the alleged victim of an attack at a South Beach hotel by Philadelphia Eagles lineman Nigel Bradham, speaks exclusively with NBC 6. (Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016)

    Philadelphia Eagles linebacker and former Florida State University star Nigel Bradham was arrested following an incident at a Miami Beach hotel.

    Bradham, who plays for the Eagles but lives in South Florida during the offseason, turned himself in to Miami Beach police on Monday after allegedly assaulting a worker at the Hilton Bentley hotel last Thursday.

    According to a Miami Beach Police incident report, the 26-year-old was among a group of six people who started arguing with the employee over the time it took for the worker to bring them an umbrella they had paid for. The verbal argument escalated to a physical altercation.

    The worker, 50-year-old Jean Courtois, told NBC 6 he needed a drill to fix the umbrella but apparently wasn't moving fast enough for Bradham.

    "I saw the drill, then I'm going to try to take the drill to come to fix the umbrella for them," Courtois said. "He say 'hey, I pay my money for me to set up for me to fix the chair for me. You don't want to fix the umbrella for me.' Then I say 'ok, I'm going to try to take care of it for you.' Then he hit me in my head."

    A glass bottle was allegedly broken over Courtois' head, causing cuts and lacerations, including one to the back of his head, the incident report charges. Courtois said his nose is broken and his left eye is swollen shut as a result of the attack.

    An arrest report claims Bradham "without provocation, struck the victim in the nose with a closed fist, causing the victim to fall to the ground."

    The six people then fled the scene, running toward Ocean Drive and entering a vehicle before speeding away, authorities said. A phone was discovered at the scene, which was turned over to police as evidence along with a receipt showing Bradham paid for the umbrella with his credit card.

    The Eagles said in a statement that the team is aware of the incident and have been in contact with Bradham and the "proper authorities."

    "Due to the ongoing legal process, we will have no further comment at this time,” the Eagles added.

    Cars were parked in the driveway at Bradham's home in Miramar Tuesday but no one answered the door.

    Bradham was an All-ACC linebacker during his senior season at Florida State before being drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2012. After four seasons, Bradham signed a two-year deal with the Eagles earlier this year.

    It was not immediately clear if Bradham had an attorney.