Rockets Guard Sterling Brown “Could Have Died” After Being Hit in the Head With a Bottle Outside of a Miami Strip Club

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SJ - April 21, 2021

It sounds like things were way more serious for Rockets guard Sterling Brown than they were first reported.  He took a bottle to the head outside of a Miami strip club last weekend (I knew nightclub didn't sound right).

Brown was left with multiple lacerations that required stitches.  According to a new report from The Athletic, he was jumped by multiple people after entering the wrong van.

During that altercation Brown was hit in the head with a bottle.  The injuries were apparently pretty bad with a source saying that, "he could have died."

Sources said Brown entered the wrong sprinter van on his way out of the club and had a heated exchange of words with three or more individuals who appeared to possess the sprinter at the time. It escalated into all of those individuals jumping Brown, physically beating him up, hitting him in the head with a bottle and leaving blood everywhere, sources told The Athletic. One source said the individuals cracked Brown’s head with the bottle, while another said once Brown was struck in the back of the head during the altercation, it led to him having a very hazy memory of the event. He was admitted into the hospital after 7 a.m.

When Brown was admitted into a private, priority room in the emergency room, blood was everywhere, dripped all over the floor. Brown needed multiple heavy stitching jobs for his facial injuries and underwent several tests, according to sources. He was discharged Monday late in the afternoon.

“If he hadn’t been as physically strong and tough, he might not have made it out of the situation (Sunday) night,” one source told The Athletic. “He could have died.”

Thankfully Brown didn't die.  We can also be thankful that strip clubs in Florida are open.

Life is slowly getting back to normal, and by normal I mean, basketball players are getting jumped outside of strip clubs.  It's kind of beautiful when you think about it that way.

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