Ravens' McCrary hit with bottle in fight at nightclub

February 15, 2002|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

Baltimore Ravens defensive end Michael McCrary was hit in the nose with a bottle during a fight at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in a popular downtown nightclub, city police said yesterday.

McCrary was in the Redwood Trust nightclub when he was assaulted by a man and several patrons joined in, police said. McCrary's nose was cut and required four stitches at University of Maryland Medical Center, police said.

The department's homicide unit is investigating the case because McCrary is a high-profile victim, police said. Detectives served a search warrant at the club Wednesday night and took employee records and a computer that runs the club's security cameras, police said. No one has been charged.

Paul Chrzanowski, who owns the building at Calvert and Redwood streets, said detectives went too far. "It was an overreaction," he said. "It's a bar fight - that's basically what it was."

McCrary, 31, who is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 260 pounds, could not be reached yesterday.

Ravens Coach Brian Billick said McCrary appeared to be the victim, "so we are not looking into it, and I don't think the [National Football League] will, either."

Sun staff writers Scott Calvert and Brent Jones contributed to this article.

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