ESPN’s Howard Bryant, best known for his hoop earring and writing things here and there, was arrested on Saturday on domestic assault and battery charges. Bryant, allegedly, choked his estranged wife and hit a police officer in broad daylight in front of an area pizzeria.
You simply can’t make this stuff up.
A senior writer for ESPN and the author of three books was arrested in front of Buckland Pizza and charged with assaulting his estranged wife and hitting a police officer who tried to subdue him, state police said.
Howard Bryant, 42, of Hawley Road in Ashfield, was arrested at about 12:15 p.m. Saturday and charged with domestic assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest, said state Trooper T.J. Tudryn of the Shelburne Falls barracks.
Five witnesses gave statements saying they saw a man arguing with a woman, police said. They said he choked her and pushed her into a car, Tudryn said.
When police arrived, he argued with them and struck Trooper Brian Doak in the chest with his elbow, Tudryn said. Doak was not injured.
“He pulled away from the police officers when they were trying to handcuff him,” Tudryn said. “He was uncooperative and resistant.”
Yeah, choking your estranged wife and hitting a police officer with multiple witnesses around usually gets you a ride to the pokey.