Marquette players in club fight
MILWAUKEE Six Marquette University basketball players were involved in an altercation at a Milwaukee nightclub where they were ticketed for being underage, according to a police report.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Friday it obtained the police report through an open records request filed Feb. 29. A partial report released March 20 made no mention of an altercation involving members of the Golden Eagles, the newspaper said.
However, in the newly released report, investigators describe a chaotic situation that ultimately resulted in 11 squad cars being dispatched to the club, Apartment 720, on Jan. 29. The report details at least two large fights at the club that night but does not make clear which one involved the players.
The report identified the players involved in the altercation as Todd Mayo, then 20, a freshman guard; Vander Blue, 19, a sophomore guard; Jamail Jones, 19, a sophomore forward; Juan Anderson, 18, a freshman forward; Derrick Wilson, 20, a freshman guard; and Jake Thomas, 20, a junior guard.
The same six were ticketed for being in the club, but not for their alleged involvement in any altercation. The tickets for being underage in a club where alcohol is served were issued March 12.
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