One witness, David Nieto aka Dj Wired, reported seeing a group of five Hispanic males inside the club proceed to speak to Mathews and another black male. All men including Mathews were described as intoxicated. The altercation took place outside the club gate where everyone smokes. Witnesses say words over a female were exchanged and Mathews reportedly knocked one male out cold and the individual was taken to UCSD medical hospital.
Both Mathews and his associate were arrested outside the nightclub. San Diego Police Department could not comment at the time what charges Mathews may face or any further details. All this just after ESPN reported on Jun. 14 that Mathews was reported to be the target of “mean tweets” Mathews says, “I’ve had people say they hope me and my mom get AIDS and die.” Stay with our story as we article follow this breaking news.
We’re almost three weeks away from training camp and the arrests keep on piling up.
UPDATE: Despite an earlier report, Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was never arrested, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
San Diego police say U-T San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was not arrested Sunday night, but fans reacted quickly and negatively after initial reports began circulating Monday morning that he had been arrested at Sidebar, a club in the Gaslamp Quarter.