National Hockey League players Greer, Milano arrested on assault charges


Blue Jackets forward Sonny Milano was arrested and charged with assault for his alleged role in a fight over a bar tab early Sunday morning in New York City, according to sources quoted in the New York Post.

Milano and Greer were reportedly inside a Manhattan apartment at roughly 6:30 a.m. when they got into a fight with a 28-year-old man.

They were arrested and are being charged with assault, says the Post.

The altercation allegedly occurred at an apartment on W Houston St in Greenwich Village, listed as the players' address, and is believed to have been over a nightclub bill at 1 Oak in Chelsea.

Both players were released from the Sixth Precinct station house in the morning and will appear in court in September.

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A man who identified himself as Milano's father told the paper that the dispute wasn't over money.

The Avalanche and Blue Jackets said in separate statements that they were aware of the allegations but would withhold further comment pending an investigation.

Milano was a first-round draft pick of the Blue Jackets in 2014.

Milano, of Long Island, N.Y., and Greer, of Joliette, Quebec, played in a limited number of games for their respective teams last season.

Greer is an ice hockey forward from Joliet, Canada, who was drafted to the Avalanche in the second round in 2015.