The rippling effects of the Chris Brown-Drake brawl at a NYC hotspot continue to cause pain and suffering for its victims caught up in the aftermath, most notably NBA All-Star guard Tony Parker.
The San Antonio Spurs star guard says he could miss the upcoming Summer Games in London because of a severe eye injury he suffered during this month’s glass-throwing melee sparked by the two hip-hop heavyweights.
Parker wrote yesterday on his website: “I can say today, I almost lost my eye." The cornea of Parker’s left eye was cut by a shard of glass June 15th during a hail of bottles, glasses and fists thrown at the since-shuttered SoHo club W.i.P.
But after undergoing additional tests on his eye, doctors found a piece of glass had “penetrated 99 percent” of that eye, said Parker.
Parker went on to say:
“I cannot believe that happened to me a month before the Games…I was in the wrong place, at the wrong time…the Spurs are very worried. Anything can happen, including me being out of the Olympics…The decision doesn’t belong to me anymore. It’s in the hands of the doctor and San Antonio.”
Parker is currently in France and hopes to return to the United States for treatment on July 5, but first must be cleared by doctors to travel on a trans-Atlantic flight.
Last week Parker filed a $20 million lawsuit against W.i.P.’s owners and said he’s been in “fear” for his eye since the injury.
According to the NY Post, the State Liquor Authority filed 14 charges against the owners of W.i.P. and the adjacent Greenhouse nightclub for violations, including not stopping the brawl, other fights, noise and drug-related incidents.
The clubs already had been temporarily shut down by the city for violations within days of the fight.
Yesterday, the club owners filed suit against the city in Manhattan Supreme Court, asking a judge to allow them to immediately reopen the two hot spots.