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New England Patriots great Willie McGinest, a member of the team’s Hall of Fame, has been charged in connection with an assault that occurred at a West Hollywood nightclub. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said the attack happened on December 9 at the club. in the 7900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, and witnesses identified McGinest as one of the participants in the incident. McGinest, 51, arrived at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station on Monday to give a statement about the incident. After the interview was completed, authorities said McGinest was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. McGinest posted $30,000 bond and was released from custody just after 9:45 a.m. PT, the sheriff’s office said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s West Hollywood Detective Bureau will handle the investigation. Security video obtained by TMZ shows McGinest punching a man in a nightclub and eventually hitting him with a bottle. 4th overall pick in 1994 In the NFL draft from the University of Southern California. He played his first 12 seasons with New England as a defensive end and outside linebacker, winning three Super Bowls with the Pats (2001, 2003 and 2004). McGinest ranks third in Patriots history with 78 regular season sacks, and his 16 postseason sacks are an NFL record. He played his final three seasons with the Cleveland Browns and retired from the NFL after the 2008 campaign. Signing a one-day contract with New England during his Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony in August 2015. Since retiring from football, McGinest has worked as a television analyst and is currently employed by the NFL Network. NFL Network said in a statement sent to several media outlets that McGinest will not appear on the air while it reviews the matter.

New England Patriots great Willie McGinest, a member of the team’s Hall of Fame, has been charged in connection with an assault at a West Hollywood nightclub.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said the attack happened Dec. 9 at a club in the 7900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, and that witnesses said McGinest was one of the participants in the incident.

McGinest, 51, arrived at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station on Monday to give a statement about the incident. After the interview was completed, authorities said McGinest was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

McGinest posted $30,000 bond and was released from custody just after 9:45 a.m. PT, the sheriff’s office said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s West Hollywood Detective Bureau will handle the investigation.

Security video obtained by TMZ appears to show McGinest punching a man in a nightclub and eventually hitting him with a bottle.

McGinest, a native of Long Beach, was selected by the Patriots with the 4th overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft out of the University of Southern California.

He played his first 12 NFL seasons with New England as a defensive end and outside linebacker, winning three Super Bowls with the Pats (2001, 2003 and 2004).

McGinest ranks third in Patriots history with 78 regular season sacks, and his 16 postseason sacks are an NFL record.

He played his final three seasons with the Cleveland Browns and retired from the NFL after the 2008 campaign.

McGinest was able to retire with the Patriots by signing a one-day contract with New England during his Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony in August 2015.

After retiring from football, McGinest worked as a television analyst and currently works for the NFL Network.

NFL Network said in a statement sent to several media outlets that McGinest will not appear on the air while it reviews the matter.

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