5 MTSU Football Players Among Those Arrested In Brawl
Image from inside the Main Street Live nightclub from last year. (FILE Photo)
by Nick Beres
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A near riot early this weekend at a club in downtown Murfreesboro led to the arrest of several people, including five former or current MTSU football players.
Police said something sparked a fight at Main Street Live at 527 W Main Street during a show late Saturday night. Unconfirmed reports indicated someone threw a beer bottle and the incident escalated from there.
"It could be the smallest thing that incites this violent situation," said Kyle Evans with the Murfreesboro Police Dept.
Evans said more than 300 people spilled out into the parking lot and started to fight. Officers with the Murfreesboro Police Department arrived at the scene and were quickly overwhelmed by the crowd.
"We have all hell breaking loose right now... It's an all-out riot," said a club employee who called 911 emergency dispatch.
"We've got fights everywhere," said one officer on dispatch.
"He said he needed all available units. We've got every unit we can over there now," said a dispatcher
"What do you have going on," said one dispatcher.
"A huge fight at a bar," said another who sent sheriff's deputies and the THP to the scene.
Officials did manage to subdue the crowd and no one was seriously injured.
Five members of last year's Middle Tennessee State football team were arrested, including senior wide receiver Anthony Amos, freshman corner back Jared Singletary, freshman defensive tackle Jerrold Frazier, sophmore wide reciever Marcus Henry, and freshman offensive lineman Adam Stickel.
MTSU head football coach Rick Stockstill issued this statement: "I was disappointed to learn the arrests of three current and two former football players. This is not the reflection of our football program we want at middle Tennessee and we will react accordingly after gathering all the information ... matters like this are taken very seriously."