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NFL Star Suspected in Assault w/ Deadly Weapon

11/23/2009 12:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Antonio cromartleTMZ has learned San Diego Chargers star Antonio Cromartie is being investigated for assault with a deadly weapon over a bruising incident in a San Diego bar last night.

According to law enforcement sources, Cromartie -- a Pro-Bowl defensive back -- was out celebrating the Chargers win at a local San Diego bar when somebody threw a champagne bottle which hit a bystander in the head.

Witnesses claim there was champagne being sprayed back and forth between Cromartie's party and other bar patrons -- until the mood changed and someone threw a bottle.

We're told the bystander had a cut on his head -- but no ambulance was called to the scene.

Law enforcement sources tell us 25-year-old Cromartie was identified as the bottle-thrower by at least one person -- but there are conflicting stories from other witnesses.

Cromartie was essential in the Chargers' 32-3 win over the Denver Broncos yesterday, raking in a key interception in the second half.

UPDATE: Cromartie's agent, Gary Wichard, seems to be throwing Antonio's teammates under the bus, telling TMZ, "This is absolutely not a story. Antonio didn't throw the bottle. There were actually three other players involved. Antonio is at a complex working out. Again, this is not a story."

UPDATE #2: After we posted Wichard's statement, his story changed. Here is what he's telling us now: "he was there with 2 other players ... no one was involved in the fight."

Story developing...


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16 COMMENTS

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1.

BabyGirl    

Unreal!

1793 days ago
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PM    

Seems like it's a story now.

1792 days ago
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mxracer82    

That was a crappy statement from the lawyer. He should have just kept his mouth shut.

1792 days ago
4.

Your Face    

hey!!!!!!!!!!! who gives a rats ass, anyway???

1792 days ago
5.

Mikey    

I want to have hot gay sex with him.

1792 days ago
6.

Sono    

When keeping it real goes WRONG....


lol

1792 days ago
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nicole    

What's up with all these athletes getting introuble with the law. Its crazy there always preaching about being good role model but then they go and do something stupid to get arrested. I think they should stop preaching about being good role models until they actually know what their talking about.

P.S
LOVE THE SHOW

1792 days ago
8.

MIke    

Just goes to show you that being in the spot light is hard (though usually lucrative $$$). Stars everywhere are being targeted by people trying to hit the lottery.

1792 days ago
9.

jeff    

i am not suprised.. lots of money and no class.. zzzzzz

1792 days ago
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Robert Tew    

Wow, I highly doubt he didn't - he was probably a Raider's fan that cant handle the Chargers being in 1st place!

1792 days ago
11.

Whooz Ya Daddy    

This JACKassRABBIT CroMommies has more kids than there are days of the week...maybe if he was CroSmartie enough to spend his nights with his babies (like CHARGERS QB Philip RIVERS = 4 kids from 1 WIFE), he could avoid STUPID bar-room brawls...then again, he'd have to give up his favorte past-time of HO-hunting!!!!!

1792 days ago
12.

Kenneth    

Still wondering

1792 days ago

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