Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher had little time to enjoy his team’s 38-21 win over the Browns in his hometown of Cleveland on Sunday. According to NewsChannel5 in Cleveland, Fletcher’s family was involved in a fight with Browns fans after the game that resulted in three of the linebacker’s family members getting arrested, and one ending up in the hospital.
NewsChannel5 reports that Fletcher’s family says they were attacked by an angry Browns fan after the game. Fletcher’s aunt, 57-year-old Evette Robinson, reportedly suffered a heart attack during the attack, and she was rushed to the hospital. The family says two of Fletcher’s cousins and one of his nephews were arrested by security.
Fletcher’s sister, Keair Hall, told NewsChannel5 that a security officer grabbed her cousin and started “beating on him” for standing on a chair. She says another cousin was leaving and an officer Tasered him, while five other officers joined in and began “beating on him” too.
Another family member says their problems began during the game.
“While the game was going on, first the fans were picking at us,” Fletcher’s aunt, Yvette Huston, told NewsChannel5. “We were getting things thrown on us. One of my nephews got punched in the face.
“The security grabbed my son by the chest and snatched him right in front of me … and he’s going to jail,” Huston said. “Then they start attacking our family.”
Hall says security was choking her aunt, which led to her heart attack. There has been no update on the condition of Fletcher’s aunt.
The Browns reportedly were referring all questions to the police and security company.
You can see NewsChannel5’s report below.
Fletcher is a 15-year veteran linebacker and three-time Pro Bowler. He played high school ball at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School in Cleveland. He has been with the Redskins since 2007.
UPDATE: Fletcher said on NFL AM that his aunt was taken to the hospital with a neck injury, not a heart attack. He says she was released. He also says four of his relatives, not three, were arrested. He is considering legal options.
“Obviously we would like to see something be done. I had four family members who were arrested,” Fletcher said. “It was definitely disheartening and put a major damper on my return going home to play in the city that I love. I grew up loving the Cleveland Browns and I love the city of Cleveland. I’m not happy about what happened because it put a damper on my return and what was otherwise a great day, being able to go in and win a ball game. It’s definitely something I’m upset about.”
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