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.