A.J. Greer, the 22-year-old Avalanche forward who has spent most of his pro career in the minors with San Antonio and the Colorado Eagles, was arrested, along with former Columbus Blue Jackets player Sonny Milano, and charged with assault early Sunday morning, the New York Post and other media outlets report.
According to a police report, Greer and Milano were at an apartment together when a dispute over a nightclub bill at the Chelsea nightclub 1 Oak. Greer and Milan allegedly turned physical against an unidentified 28-year-old man, the report said.
From the Post report:
“The trio was allegedly arguing over a bill that had been paid an hour earlier at the celeb-frequented Chelsea nightclub 1 Oak, the sources said.
The dispute turned physical, and the two players allegedly assaulted the man, who suffered jaw and rib pain and injuries to the neck and bicep. He called cops but refused medical attention.
Milano and Greer were arrested for the attack and brought to the 6th Precinct station house, according to sources. The two were being charged with assault, according to the sources.”
Avalanche spokesman Jean Martineau gave the following statement to Colorado Hockey Now:
“We are aware about the allegations surrounding A.J. Greer. We will await the end of the investigation to comment,” Martineau said.
This is obviously not good for Greer’s career with the Avs, which already seemed somewhat tenuous.
But we have yet to hear from Greer himself, or Milano, so let’s wait for that before getting all preachy. Nonetheless, it goes to prove the proverb true once again: Nothing good happens after 2 a.m.
Here’s a CNN story that gives some other detail.
UPDATED NEW YORK POST STORY HERE: There are new details in this report, including a quote from Milano’s dad. He said it wasn’t over a bar bill. We’ll see how this develops…