TMZ Sports has released the footage of Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson and his girlfriend, 24-year-old Sydney Maggiore, attacking another couple in Virginia around 2 a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 18.
Nicholson, who played college football at Michigan State University, was drafted in the fourth round of the 2017 draft by the Washington Redskins. Nicholson started in the first seven games of the2 018 season before the Redskins traded for Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton Dix. Despite losing his starting spot, Nicholson has still appeared in every game this season.
One witness tells us the other man in the red sweatshirt was trying to break up the fight — but Montae was in such a rage, he slammed that guy to the crowd and continued the beating.
Loudon County Sheriffs eventually responded to the scene and arrested both Montae and a female companion. Montae was booked for assault and battery and drunk in public. He was hauled to a nearby jail and released on $2,500 bond a short time later.
There are reports the fight began after a road rage incident where the victims pulled up in a vehicle and honked at Montae. Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital where they were treated for serious injuries.
In a statement, Washington Redskins Senior VP of Communications Tony Wyllie said that the team is “aware of the arrest of Montae Nicholson” and “are gathering more information.” Additionally, the Redskins said that they will not comment further until they gather more details.
The Redskins made headlines for the wrong reasons earlier this year when they signed ex-San Fransisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, who was recently accused of domestic violence.