4:17 PM PT — Disturbing new details in the Sterling Brown incident … he was “jumped” outside a Miami nightclub late Sunday night, according to Shams Charania.
During the incident, Brown was hit in the head with a bottle, according to Shams … but is expected to make a full recovery.
3:46 PM PT — Rockets head coach Stephen Silas says he’s spoken with Brown since the incident … and told reporters he’s “doing better.”
“I did speak to him and thankfully, he’s going to be okay.”
Houston Rockets player Sterling Brown was the victim of a late night attack on Sunday evening and suffered injuries to his face, the team has announced.
26-year-old Brown — the same guy who was unnecessarily manhandled and tased by Milwaukee PD officers back in 2018 — says he doesn’t not know who ran up on him Sunday evening … but it sounds terrifying.
Here’s the statement from the Rockets:
“Last night, Sterling Brown was the victim of an assault. He has no prior knowledge of or interaction with the assailants. He suffered facial lacerations but will make a full recovery. Sterling is not playing tonight because of his prior knee injury.”
The Rockets did not specify where the assault took place — but the team is currently in Miami to play the Heat on Monday night.
As we previously reported, Brown reached a $750k settlement with the City of Milwaukee for the 2018 tasing incident, which was captured on video.
In addition to the money, the City of Milwaukee agreed to issue a statement admitting they violated Brown’s constitutional rights.
Brown signed with the Rockets in November 2020.
Originally Published — 3:35 PM PT