Pair Of Pro Athletes Arrested Outside South Beach Club
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A pair of professional athletes were arrested on Sunday outside of a South Florida night club.
Jo-Lonn Dunbar, who plays for the St. Louis Rams of the NFL, and Donte Greene, an NBA free-agent who last played for the Sacramento Kings in 2012, were arrested early Sunday morning outside of Dream Nightclub in South Beach.
Both were arrested on charges of battery and disorderly conduct after taking place in a physical altercation outside of the nightclub.
Joe Corvena works security at a strip club across Washington Avenue from Dream Night Club. He says he say Jo-Lonn Dunbar exiting the night club around 5 a.m. Sunday.
“(Dunbar) started coming out of the doorway of Dream screaming, looking for somebody,” said Joe Corvena. “He was held back by some of his friends.” “When they got in front of the sushi place is when all hell broke loose,” he added. “They just started fist-fighting…swinging. That’s when the police officers took out their tasers.”
Dunbar came into the league as an undrafted free-agent in 2008 and played the first four years of his career with the New Orleans Saints. After signing with the St. Louis Rams in 2012 Dunbar had his best season as a pro, starting all 16 games. He was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season after violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Greene was selected in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. He has played in 253 games during his NBA career, all with the Sacramento Kings, but none since 2012. Greene is attempting an NBA comeback after playing last season in China and has most recently played for the Brooklyn Nets Summer League team.
Both players have ties to Syracuse, New York. Dunbar was born and raised in Syracuse and played football for local Corcoran High School. Greene played college basketball for Syracuse University.