NYDailyNewsHawks point guard Dennis Schroder was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge early Friday morning for shoving a man outside an Atlanta-area bar — a move that sparked a group fight that was all caught on camera. The 24-year-old was with friends at 6AM, a lounge in Brookhaven, Ga., around 2 a.m., when cops were called in response to a fight, according to the police report obtained by media outlets. The beatdown was reportedly broken up by security, then cops caught Schroder’s crew trying to bolt. Police found surveillance footage that revealed a “verbal heated exchange” between Schroder’s group and another man. The NBA player was the first to shove the victim, before his friends jumped in and continued to strike the man with their hands and feet, the report said. The victim was reportedly hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. In addition to Schroder, three of his friends were also arrested for battery. “We are aware of an incident involving Dennis Schroder earlier this morning,” the Hawks released in a statement Friday afternoon. “We are still gathering information as it pertains to the situation, and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time.” A spokesperson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Schroder will travel with the team to Miami for its first preseason game against the Heat on Sunday. He could be fined or suspended under the NBA’s personal conduct policy. The German native was selected 17th overall by the Hawks in the 2013 NBA Draft and has played for Atlanta ever since. Last season he averaged 17.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists in 79 games.
This is not a good look for Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder right before the 2017-2018 NBA season kicks off, as he shoved a man outside an Atlanta bar late last night, and was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges. It is reported that Schroder and the unidentified man had words outside of the bar, when Schroder shoved the man, and then three of Schroder’s friend jumped in leading to a physical beating which left the man hospitalized with non life threatening injuries. Athletes, nothing good happens after midnight, call it a night and take the hottest chick in the bar home at 11:59pm or risk getting arrested in silly situations like this.