|Updated: 1/10/2008 6:33 pm
||Published: 1/10/2008 8:35 am
Razorback Darren McFadden was involved in a fight at a local bar and was placed in handcuffs. Around 12:15 Thursday morning, D-Mac got into an argument at a bar in downtown Little Rock.
The fight involved one of the bar bouncers. Authorities say that one of McFadden's relatives was being escorted out of Ernie Biggs when McFadden and the people he was with got involved in a fight with Brant Hankins, the bouncer.
The argument went into the streets of the Rivermarket where the Little Rock Police Department put D-Mac in handcuffs for "agitated and provoking aggressive behavior." Once he calmed down the handcuffs were removed.
So far, he has not been charged, but this could be a battery 3rd degree charge if Hankins presses charges.
D-Mac's Mom Talks About Incident
Police say McFadden was provoking aggressive behavior. But he was then released without charges.
Darren didn't want to comment but his mom Mini Muhammad tells us Darren is extremely upset about what happened, and thinks the whole thing is getting blown out of proportion.
"All I know is that Darren was not fighting, how it started I really don't know," said Mini Muhammad.
Darren McFadden's mom Mini Muhammad is speaking out about the early morning fight at Ernie Biggs Piano Bar in the River Market.
She says she's had enough, first there was the Escalade incident last month where Darren was accused of getting a free ride in violation of NCAA rules, which he was cleared of, now this.
“We have been through so much, now here’s another thing, dang here goes something else," said Mini Muhammad.
According to the Little Rock police report obtained by FOX16, Darren was at the piano bar with at least four other people including his brother. Soon a fight broke out and a bouncer was hit in the face. Police don't know who threw the punch. Mini says Darren was only trying to protect his brother Bilal.
"He wasn't involved, the other person hit Bilal, is how it all began," said Mini Muhammad. "The man shouldn't have tried to hit my son, naturally they always try to protect each other."
Darren was not arrested, but according to the police report he was handcuffed because he was agitated, once he calmed down, the handcuffs were then taken off.
“He was, because he was trying to break loose, saying that's my brother, that's my brother, leave him alone, “said Mini Muhammad.
Mini says she doesn't condone fighting, but protecting family is different.
"I teach my children if there is fighting going on they need to protect each other,” said Mini Muhammad.
Darren told us no comment as he drove away in the Escalade. Several bouncers did speak with FOX16, including the one that was hit in the face. He says he is “a little beat up,” and doesn’t want to say too much because he is contacting a lawyer.