Six Marquette basketball players involved in bar fight from January
MILWAUKEE- Six Marquette basketball players got in trouble for being in a bar underage, but now it turns out they got caught after being involved into a huge fight at a Milwaukee club.
It has taken months for the whole story to come out about this incident -- as several players got in trouble for being in a club, Apartment 720 on 720 N. Milwaukee St., in January -- but the media didn't find out about it until March. And now, it turns out, there's even more to the story.
Milwaukee police finally released the entire report on the incident.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel submitted the request weeks ago, but didn't get the report until Good Friday. An officer on patrol spotted a couple of men arguing in front of club.
But that was just the tip of the iceberg. Inside, two huge fights broke out with 10 to 15 people in each group. Officers tried to shut down the club and started investigating. It turns out that six Marquette basketball players got into a fight with some people inside the club.
Six players: Derrick Wilson, Jamail Jones, Todd Mayo, Juan Anderson, Vander Blue and Jacob Thomas were ticketed for being underage and inside a bar. Coach Buzz Williams spoke just after the initial report was made public. "I'm not in the media, and all I can do is be accountable to our kids, and they've been accountable and I've been accountable," said Coach Williams.
Marquette students are upset, arguing the university wasn't honest about what happened. "They are protecting the players, they are protecting an investment that the university has," said junior David Larmann. "They are not just basketball players -- they are an investment,"
The university would not comment on camera Monday, but sent this statement:
"We investigated this situation thoroughly at the time it occurred and cooperated fully with the Milwaukee police department on its investigation, which resulted in the six underage citations and no additional citations."
Because of a furlough day, TODAY'S TMJ4 was not able to get a comment on the investigation from the Milwaukee police department.