Panthers linebacker Jon Beason will be in court Monday for an incident in 2009 in which he is accused of punching a man in the face.
Gary Wright of the Charlotte Observer writes that Beason is accused in a civil trial of attacking Gregory Frye at a club after Frye told Beason’s teammate Donte Rosario that he saw Beason “up at the lake doing coke with some girl.” That remark reportedly enraged Beason.
“I think Mr. Frye is living in fantasyland if he thinks Jon Beason ever snorted cocaine,” said Beason’s attorney, George Laughrun.
Beason was arrested in 2009, but a criminal assault charge against him was quickly dismissed for lack of evidence. No witnesses came forward to corroborate Frye’s story.