Archive for Thursday, August 18, 2005

Kicker Tynes arrested

K.C. player charged after bar fracas

August 18, 2005


— Kansas City Chiefs kicker Lawrence Tynes was charged Wednesday with breaking a bouncer's nose in a bar fight, a felony with a maximum penalty of 31â2 years in prison.

Tynes, 27, turned himself in Wednesday morning and made his first appearance in Pierce County Circuit Court on one felony count of substantial battery and one count of misdemeanor battery. He was released on a $15,000 signature bond.

The alleged fight took place early Sunday morning at a bar in River Falls, where the Chiefs have their training camp. A police report said Tynes allegedly hit a bar patron in the face, then hit the bouncer in the nose.

Tynes was charged after police received medical reports from the incident, River Falls Police Capt. John Stapleton said. Wisconsin law provides for a felony battery charge if the victim sustains a broken bone.

Two other players, defensive tackle Junior Siavii and safety Greg Wesley, were arrested early Sunday after allegedly getting into a drunken confrontation with police in a Minneapolis hotel. Each is charged with one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, and Siavii also is charged with a misdemeanor count of fifth-degree assault.

Siavii's attorney entered a not guilty plea for him Wednesday and requested a jury trial. Wesley's court date is set for Friday.

Tynes, the NFL's first Scottish-born player, practiced with the team Wednesday. Practice broke up before word of the criminal charges got out. Tynes won the job from veteran Morten Andersen last season but has struggled in training camp this year.


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