Biggs: Beason sued by man who alleges sucker punch
That didn’t take long.
The man who accused Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason of punching him outside a Charlotte, N.C., strip club has filed a lawsuit. Gregory Frye is seeking $10,000 in damages from Beason, who he claims broke his nasal cavity and fractured a facial bone with a sucker punch on Nov. 16, hours after a Panthers-Falcons game at Bank of America Stadium.
According to the report by Steve Reed of the Gaston Gazette, Frye was with Panthers tight end Dante Rosario, and he told Rosario that he believed he saw Beason and a woman using cocaine at a party on Lake Norman over the summer.
That revelation made its way back to Beason, and the lawsuits says that Beason’s bodyguard suggested he speak with Beason personally about it. The lawsuit states that Beason followed Frye outside the club and struck him when Frye turned to see if he was being followed. Frye claims he was also kicked in the ribs and punched once more while on the ground, but he’s not sure who did that.
According to the lawsuit, Beason exclaimed, “Yeah, I hit him. It might cost me a hundred grand, but you don't go around telling people I'm doing coke.”
Beason’s attorney George Laughrun said his client plans to plead not guilty in court on Jan. 11.
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