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Charger Shaun Phillips -- Witness in Brutal Bar Fight

12/14/2010 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

NFL linebacker Shaun Phillips is one of three San Diego Chargers police say witnessed a bar fight that left one person in a coma ... TMZ has learned.


San Diego law enforcement officials confirm Phillips and rookie running back Ryan Mathews were at Bar West in Pacific Beach on Monday night before a fight broke out in a nearby parking lot.

According to sources -- Phillips and Mathews were at a table with fellow teammate Legedu Naanee shortly before the fight broke out. Police have already spoken to Naanee and say he was not involved in the brawl.

No word yet if police have spoken to Phillips and Mathews.

UPDATE: SD police tell TMZ they have concluded no Chargers players were involved in the fight.

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You guys were so quick to judge. I don't think they should have been out either, but their Sunday is like our Friday. Do you think we should get fired because we have to work in two days because a fight broke in a bar we happened to be in? Yeah...I didn't think so. TMZ hasn't updated the story but the SDPD, who leaked the players names in the first place based totally on one witness saying they were there, has cleared all the players. Heaven forbid they be at a bar when a fight breaks out ever again.

1405 days ago


@LAWRENCE - "And this is news how?" - I was going to ask that same question, but you beat me to it. I do know the answer to it however.

This is news because TMZ realized that this article would increase their traffic from organic search on Google for results related to "Shaun Phillips", Legedu Naanee", "Ryan Mathews", and "San Diego Chargers". That ridiculous picture (1214-legadue-mathews-phillips-getty-ex-2-credit.jpg) targets them on Google images as well in a way more likely to generate a click than competing images. A a result of this article TMZ should see descent increase in CPM, CPC, and other types of ads on this page.

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