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Man sues Jets’ Lorenzo Mauldin, alleging nightclub attack

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Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin is being sued by a man who claims Mauldin beat him up in a nightclub over a spilled glass of champagne.

The lawsuit brought by Jean Lopez says he suffered multiple facial fractures.

“It was not a fight, it was an attack,” his lawyer Glenn Race said, via the New York Post. “He had surgery, he still has numbness on the affected side in his mouth area and traveling up to his ear. It’s a bad injury.”

The incident took place around 2:30 a.m. on April 2 in a New York City club and Mauldin was not arrested or charged. Mauldin’s lawyer says the allegations against him are false.

“Another individual struck the plaintiff. And that will be borne out by the witnesses and other parties involved,” defense lawyer Mitchell Schuster said. “We have a very strong case and I look forward to pursuing it. Lorenzo’s anxious to being exonerated. He was not involved.”

The Jets said through a team spokesperson that they are aware of the lawsuit but have no other comment.

A 2015 third-round draft pick, Mauldin played in 11 games last season, starting three.

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10 Responses to “Man sues Jets’ Lorenzo Mauldin, alleging nightclub attack”
  1. chc4 says: Jun 11, 2017 8:33 PM

    His attorney can just use Mauldin’s game tape as evidence. This guy isn’t capable of hitting anyone.

  2. ZombieVikings says: Jun 11, 2017 8:41 PM

    Unless you work at said establishment, being out past 1am anywhere isn a good idea….mix with alcohol all night….

  3. tylawspick6 says: Jun 11, 2017 8:59 PM

    the jets are a disgrace to the league

  4. eddievortex says: Jun 11, 2017 8:59 PM

    J-E-T-S = D-Y-S-F-U-N-C-T-I-O-N-A-L

  5. tunechi90 says: Jun 11, 2017 9:47 PM

    Welcome to the NFL. You will get sued and people will try and take your money.

  6. hamlet423 says: Jun 11, 2017 10:30 PM

    Chris Carter now realizes why Maudlin called and asked him to join his group for a night out in new york city.

    Carter is pissed, but deep down, is proud that Maudlin learned that very important lesson he was trying to teach.

    Have a fall guy!

  7. mongo3401 says: Jun 11, 2017 10:50 PM

    Maildin followed Chris Carters mentoring and found a tall guy

  8. hawks1124 says: Jun 11, 2017 11:30 PM

    Listen to Cris Carter, hav your fall guy attack someone over spilled Crystal.

  9. jklecko77hof says: Jun 12, 2017 2:59 AM

    Hope its not true.

    This guy had an inspiring journey to the NFL. He survived something like 15 foster homes.

    He’s the kind of guy to root for.

  10. kneedragr says: Jun 12, 2017 7:54 AM

    Thats why they call him Mauldin, cause he mauled’em.

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