Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders will not face any charges related to an altercation that occurred last weekend at a Milwaukee nightclub, officials announced Thursday. Milwaukee County Chief Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern said in an email that no criminal charges would be issued in the incident, and that his office would be referring the case back to the Milwaukee Police Department to determine whether any municipal tickets should be issued. According to Lovern, the incident occurred early Sunday and involved numerous people, including Sanders. A police investigation couldn't determine how the fight started and who initiated it. A police statement Wednesday night said a 26-year-old Sussex man told officers he was struck with a bottle during a fight. The report did not name Sanders specifically as the man identified by the victim but said he was a 24-year-old Milwaukee man. Michael F. Hart, a lawyer representing Sanders, said Thursday: "I met with the Milwaukee County district attorney's office this morning, and after thorough review they have determined that Mr. Sanders has no criminal culpability and won't be charged." Hart confirmed that the meeting was about an incident that occurred at Apartment 720 in downtown Milwaukee. Sanders didn't play in the Bucks' victory Wednesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was at the Bucks' practice Thursday morning but was not made available to talk to the media. Bucks coach Larry Drew said he hoped Sanders would learn from the incident. "Me as a coach, his teammates, the organization, everybody that's a part of his life, we want to help him to move forward," Drew said. "Hopefully he'll learn from this incident, he can put it behind him and we can march on." Drew has tried to mentor Sanders since arriving in the summer as the Bucks new coach. The 24-year-old Sanders has struggled with controlling his emotions on the court even while his game has been improving.
Bucks' Larry Sanders won't be charged in bar incident
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Nov 8