Gerald Laird Arrest: Eddie House Wife Charlsie Involved
Here's a story that has it all: pro athletes, brawls, athletes' wives, athletes' grandparents, and groping. Police in Phoenix arrested Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird and brother Brandon Laird--himself a New York Yankees prospect, after tussling with security guards during the Phoenix Suns win over the Boston Celtics.
Back on Dec. 28, 2009 Gerald Laird was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor assault for allegedly hitting a security guard from behind. According to witnesses, security had already talked to the Lairds about their behavior.
Laird had claimed initially that the whole thing was a miscommunication. Now details are starting to emerge and they involve Charlsie House, the wife of Boston Celtics guard Eddie House.
Charlsie House reportedly told Phoenix police that the Lairds' grandfather touched her inappropriately.
The catcher said he felt he was in danger and just trying to "watch the game and have some fun," according to his statements to police. He also told police the fight involved "some lady inside that was bragging about her husband playing for the Celtics."
Brandon Laird was also arrested during the brawl. Their uncle Gregory Scott Collins also was charged in the melee. The Lairds' grandfather was not arrested.