Spurs' Parker files $20M suit over fight

San Antonio guard suffers scratched cornea

By The Sports Xchange
POSTED: 03:56 PM PDT Jun 22, 2012    UPDATED: 04:02 PM PDT Jun 22, 2012 
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San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker has filed a $20 million lawsuit against a New York City night club after suffering a scratched cornea during a fight there last week.

The incident involved singer Chris Brown and members of the entourage of hip-hop star Drake. It's unclear how Parker was involved in the fight, but that is not stopping him from going forward with the suit against the W. I. P. club in New York's SoHo district and its owners/operators, citing negligence in security and supervision that allowed the fight to occur, Parker's suit alleges.

The suit was filed Thursday in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

Brown, his girlfriend and bodyguard were among eight individuals involved in the melee. Police reports indicate that members of Drake's entourage prevented Brown and his group from leaving, eventually leading to a fight that included punches and bottles being thrown. How Parker was involved -- or whether he was an innocent bystander -- remains unclear.