The emcee of a Milwaukee nightclub plans to file a complaint with police against Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett. Barnett was kicked out of the nightclub after allegedly attacking the venue’s emcee and was part of a fight that erupted outside of the club early Tuesday morning.
Milwaukee police were called to Rain nightclub at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday for a report of 30 people fighting outside the club. Details on the incident and if anyone was ticketed were not available from Milwaukee police as of Friday, according to reports.
According to reports, the emcee of the club, George May (also known as DJ Geotech) said he was working Monday night when Barnett, 24, entered the disc jockey booth and asked to talk over the microphone. May, 26, said he told Barnett that he wasn’t allowed to let patrons use the microphone, but would make announcements about Barnett being in the club.
“He took the mike out of my hand,” May said. “He tried talking on the mike, but he couldn’t figure out how to turn it on.”
As May attempted to get the mike back, Barnett grabbed him and began to choke him.
“At that point, I was afraid for my life. I was really scared,” May said.
Rain bouncer David Snyder confirmed that he witnessed Barnett attack May.
“Nick Barnett grabbed (May) without hesitation, around the throat with one hand, lifted him off the ground and shoved him back,” Snyder said.
Snyder said he stepped in between Barnett and May and asked Barnett to leave the DJ booth. An argument ensued among people in Barnett’s group and the group was moved outside the nightclub.
Snyder said that Barnett has visited the nightclub before and has been well-behaved.
Barnett recently finished his third season with the Packers. He had a team-record 194 tackles in 2005. Barnett resides in the Green Bay suburb of Ledgeview and owns FiveSix nightclub in Green Bay.