Michael Ferraresi of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC reports the wife of Boston Celtic Eddie House recently accused the grandfather of Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird of “touching her inappropriately” during an altercation at a Suns game at U.S. Airways Arena.
(Charlsie House, wife of Boston Celtic Eddie House)
“Police listed Charlsie House - wife of Celtics forward Eddie House, a former star with the Suns and ASU - as an investigative lead in the case, according to the report.
“Authorities said House quickly left the arena’s Verve Energy Lounge after accusing the Lairds’ 70-year-old grandfather, who was never cited, of touching her inappropriately. … (House) claimed the players’ grandfather groped her at the bar.”
The entire incident centered on a “brawl” involving Laird and his brother - New York Yankees prospect Brandon Laird - on December 30. The Lairds’ uncle, Gregory Scott Collins, 51, was also arrested “on suspicion of assault.”
Gerald Laird was arrested for misdemeanor assault for allegedly striking a security guard in the head from behind during the brawl. Brandon Laird, 22, allegedly shouted derogatory remarks toward House and other women at the lounge before taking a swing at one of the women. He was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Gerald Laird told officers that at the time “he felt he was in danger“and complained about “some lady inside that was bragging about her husband playing for the Celtics.”
Witnesses told police the Laird brothers - who attended the game with Collins, their grandfather and their father - were cautioned by security when they arrived because they appeared intoxicated.
Collins was booked on suspicion of assault after police said he punched a security guard in the face and head as the guard tried to detain one of his nephews.
Police seized video of the melee from the Verge Energy Lounge as part of the investigation.
Sounds like Maury just booked his Monday show.