Miami Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi was involved in a bar fight according to a TMZ report via the Palm Beach Post's Andrew Abramson. The fight happened early Sunday morning, with Misi briefly detained by the police but not arrested or charged in the incident. Misi has been at practice with the team all week.
According to Abramson's report, a source stated that Misi was attached first, acting in self-defense. The incident took place at Cyn Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale.
TMZ describes the incident as Misi having "raised hell as a Florida night club - knocking down a clubgoer with a massive strike to the head." They go on to write:
The cop says "I witnessed Misi strike [the victim] in the head, causing him to fall to the ground."
Then it gets crazier ...
The cop says, he was able to "force" the 6'4", 250 lb linebacker to the ground and told him to sit in place while he tended to the victim.
But Misi allegedly blew off the officer's orders and tried to run ... that is, until super cop "executed a leg sweep to bring him to the ground."
The Dolphins have released the standard statement from an NFL team when a player is involved in some sort of incident, acknowledging the report and stating they are gathering more information. In February 2013, Misi was sentenced to probation following a plea deal in a 2011 battery case in California. In that incident, Misi and some friends were reportedly leaving a bar when a man yelled something at the group from an apartment balcony, Misi then reacted, broke through the man's door and punched him in the face. Misi paid for a new door and for medical bills for the man, who suffered a broken orbital bone.