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NFL Player T.J. Ward

Pepper Spray Used

to End Nightclub Scuffle

7/16/2012 4:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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4:45 PM PT --
Ward has since tweeted about the incident ... saying, "I just want to let everyone know that nothing happened to me and that this entire situation has been blown completely up. I'm sorry for this even being made relevant."

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safety T.J. Ward was involved in a VERY heated dust-up outside a L.A. nightclub early Monday morning ... so intense that security discharged their pepper spray to control the situation.

TMZ obtained footage of an extremely pissed off Ward leaving Greystone Manor in Hollywood around 2AM ... in fact, his friends were trying to restrain the NFL player ... while another group of people restrained the man he was beefin' with.

It's unclear why the two men were charged up ... but minutes after they spilled into the street, a couple of men in uniform, who appear to be private security officers, followed the group into the street brandishing pepper spray in an effort to break up the situation.

At one point, one of the men discharged his spray ... and the mist actually hit our camera guy in the face.

As for T.J. ... the 25-year-old former 2nd round draft pick eventually left the scene ... and was never seen exchanging blows with anyone. 

We spoke to the LAPD spokesperson -- who told us none of their officers were called to the scene ... no complaints were filed ... and no arrests were made.

Calls to Ward's rep have not been returned.

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8 COMMENTS

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1.

zeke    

I,m Shocked!

643 days ago
2.

DopeLikeCoke    

Is there something in the water? Or should I say alcohol? All these celebs are fighting, and losing their minds.

643 days ago
3.

gamepro    

ok so people were having a fight and this story is not interesting

643 days ago
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kjm    

Why is private security following a problem into a public street?? Once they leave the club they are no longer on private property and no longer security’s problem… They should of called police and let them handle it… I think the TMZ camera man should press charges and sue security and the club!! Nothing worse than a want to be cop!!

643 days ago
5.

Tigers Wood    

I don't know why anyone would want to watch or play Foosball. Quit paying them so much money.

643 days ago
6.

Phil    

What is a matter with these F------ millionaire ball players. You would think that with all the $$$ they have, they could have fun with out gaining any attention.

643 days ago

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