Jury deliberations continue in case against Jon Beason
Jury deliberations in the civil case against Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason continue today as a man seeks damages for busting up his face in an altercation at a Charlotte, N.C., strip club.
Closing arguments were Wednesday and jurors met for about three hours before being sent home, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Gregory Frye alleges Beason punched him in the face at Uptown Cabaret after Frye had told another Panthers player he saw Beason using cocaine on a lake during the previous summer. A criminal case against Beason was dropped long ago.
“This is Mr. Frye's last and only opportunity for justice,” attorney Chris Osborne said, per the report.
Beason’s legal team has made it clear Frye is out for one thing – money.
Beason admits trying to punch Frye, but said friends stopped him from connecting.
“There's no way I hit him,” said Beason, who admitted bumping chests with Frye. “I couldn't control myself, and at that time I attempted to take a swing at Mr. Frye.
“It was wrong.”
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