Video Shows Nightclub Brawl Involving NFL Rookie Mike Evans, Miami Beach Cops Watching

Categories: Sports, The Badge

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A screenshot of the TMZ video.
A video that surfaced last Friday on TMZ shows an early-morning brawl outside a nightclub in South Beach. Not all that unusual -- except this one involves Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans. And the two Miami Beach cops who appear in the frame do little more than stand around and let the melee play out.

Brown, clearly a very tall, athletic man, is seen arguing with a bouncer outside Dream nightclub in March; the scrum really erupts after a different bouncer forcefully pushes a member of Brown's entourage. Several men then begin to fight, shoving and wildly throwing punches. At one point Brown leapfrogs a car and circles back to the action.

In the video, first reported locally by Random Pixels, two uniformed Miami Beach cops are present throughout the sequence. One gently tugs on Brown's arm before the fight takes off, but other than that, the two are essentially spectators.

See also: Miami Beach Cops Made $300,000 Working Off-Duty for Nightclubs Before Chief Banned Practice

According to WTSP, which spoke with Evans' agent, the NFL rookie, who was 20 years old at the time, was asked to leave the club's VIP section for not wearing a wrist band proving he was 21. The arguing began, the station reported, when the club wouldn't let Evans back in to find his girlfriend.

"The incident in question happened during spring break in March while I was vacationing with friends in Miami," Evans said in a statement reported by ESPN. "The issue occurred at the end of the night when someone in my party was approached by a member of the security staff. The situation escalated very quickly from there, but fortunately no one was injured."

Evans, now 21 and a native of Galveston, Texas, was drafted seventh overall by the Bucaneers. A spokeswoman for Miami Beach Police said that no arrests were made during the incident and that a report was not yet available.

Earlier this summer, Miami Beach Police Chief Dan Oates suspended the city's longtime practice of allowing off-duty cops to patrol nightclubs, although the police spokeswoman said the two officers seen in the video were on duty at the time.

[H/T Random Pixels]

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43 comments
Steve Atlas
Steve Atlas

Miami Beach police officers are out-of-shape doughnut snarfers (not kidding -- they can usually be found at Dunkin' Donuts on Alton.) The would not have a chance if they jumped in. After a cop had a heart attack while training (followed by a lawsuit), they quietly dropped the physical endurance and strength requirements in order to become a policeman,

Deepzpace Zuicide
Deepzpace Zuicide

One of the reasons I don't go to clubs is bouncers are all assholes.

David Sarnoff
David Sarnoff

Oh come on ! Do u see the size and number of the bouncers and the two little cops. They wud have gotten their asses kicked if they got in the middle of that plus they were most likely on th club payroll. They r there to back up the bouncers.

Michael Anthony Miller
Michael Anthony Miller

If the police had stepped in the headline would be "Police use excessive force for minor altercation" and they would make sure to tie it to Ferguson for no reason whatsoever. Don't let the media manipulate you.

Mason Boggs
Mason Boggs

Too much trash being allowed in this area

Curt Notree
Curt Notree

Police did right... why jump in to break it up when no one has pressed charges or called them in, I wouldve sat in the background and waited til it was over then arrested everybody involved.

Poitier Carl
Poitier Carl

Why does that look like a scene from grand thief auto -_- ?

Sir Juan Herrera
Sir Juan Herrera

the Evans/Brown confusion is your classic case of subliminal racism.

AJ Anthony
AJ Anthony

Oh hold on its TMZ Fuck u TMZ wish someone was whooping there ass all they do is report fake drama fuck u TMZ

Jorge Cindy
Jorge Cindy

Who the fuck is Brown? Is it Brown or Evans? Lmao

Julio Diaz
Julio Diaz

Antonio Domenikos Divine holy shiznits. We be tinking alike. Let's go back to the Western days. Our population would be a lot better. I would then open a few morgue and lumber places. Money money money. Some of these idiots don't know common sense if it was injected into them. These are the same ones that riot and loot because they can't sell their crack due to protests. F'n losers. Just my dos Centavos worth.

Carlos Cnotez Rodriguez
Carlos Cnotez Rodriguez

Orrrrrrr they can all be PROPERLY trained to subdue someone and not just trained to shoot

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

I just realized the writer was confusing Mike Evans and Mike Brown... Dude check your shit...wtf kind of editing is that??!

TJ Darby
TJ Darby

What I thought cops were the toughest mother fuckers around , I always see 4 or more of them beating up on one person , out numbered my ass , it just proves how big a pussy's they are when they are not with their gang

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

dream niteclub is the worst club on south beach, went there once and never gain

Zip Per
Zip Per

Man if it would have been a little skinny defenseless skater kid writing his name on the wall they would have sent a squad of pigs and killed him quickly.

Alala Umi
Alala Umi

Lmfao to the people siding with the miami beach police then you guys obviously have no idea what they do. They are the most scandalous of them all. Pfft they were outnumbered

Carl Soto
Carl Soto

cause that moro is pure rage plus it was 4 other guys over 250 pounds!

Tony Prieto
Tony Prieto

I'm glad this video came out. It justifies the new Chief's decision to not allow off-duty assignments to MB Police Officers. You guys blew that easy money.

Luiz Felix
Luiz Felix

Friends with the bouncers maybe... I have saw it before. Sometimes they just sit back and enjoy the show.

Jacqueline Angello
Jacqueline Angello

That always happens cops don't do anything but watch until it gets "serious" & their solution is shoot them....

Keith Harvey
Keith Harvey

The police officers saw an expired parking meter out of the corner of their eye and got distracted.

Mickey Blue
Mickey Blue

Because most likely the wanna be thug fighting was a pig police too.

Antonio Domenikos Divine
Antonio Domenikos Divine

Okay let me see if I get this straight if the police gets involved then the press calls them killers and/or police brutality, if they don't get involved then they are ineffective or/and inefficient. I propose that we fire all the police and we all get guns and assault weapons and go back to the Wild West!

Ron Romano
Ron Romano

To avoid getting there ass kicked.

gabrielMiami
gabrielMiami

These cops were most likely working as security guards and said this is not our problem as we collect a $100.00 hour getting drunk.

Logic Prophit
Logic Prophit

because they're not allowed to make money on the side as security anymore so rather than do their job they're out to set a point childishly.

Lew Spectre
Lew Spectre

^exactly. The cops on the strip hanging out in front of the clubs in SoBe on Washington or A1A are almost always details...the ones u see driving around or on Washington/A1A/the boardwalk on ATVs are working

Mike Linder
Mike Linder

The same reason hockey refs don't jump in and stop fights, they wait til their tired and fall down. They were most likely paid detail officers not on regular duty

Arnaldo Donado
Arnaldo Donado

I agree with Hubert Lopez. You are going to see this a lot more now

Hubert Lopez
Hubert Lopez

Why? Because they were outnumbered. The two police officers would had been assaulted, then this story would be you bitching about another police shooting.

CptObvious
CptObvious

The point of the police is to protect people. Not just arrest them after the fact.

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