NFL player due in court to answer charges stemming from Key West bar brawl

KeysInfoNet ContributorMarch 26, 2014 

An NFL player arrested during a Spring Break brawl at a Key West strip club earlier this month is due in court Thursday.

Jah Reid, an offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens and a member of that team's Super Bowl-winning squad, is scheduled for arraignment in front of Monroe County Judge Peary Fowler at the Freeman Justice Center in Key West.

Reid, 25, faces two charges of misdemeanor battery. The 6-foot-7, 335-pound University of Central Florida graduate was arrested around 2 a.m. March 9 at the Red Garter Saloon on Duval Street.

According to a Key West Police Department report, Reid and Edmond Mussa, 21, bumped in the bar. They had words, then Reid allegedly head-butted Mussa and punched him until he hit the floor. Then Reid allegedly started kicking him.

When security guard David Smith tried to break up the fight, Reid allegedly punched him in the face. While that was going on, Benjamin Buxton, 23, who apparently was with Reid, entered the fray and started punching Mussa.

Another security guard, Jason Martinez, tried to pull Buxton off Mussa, and Buxton started punching Martinez. Buxton was arrested for battery along with Reid.

Key West attorney Samuel Kaufman represents Reid, who grew up in Haines City.

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