Redskins linebacker’s family involved in gameday brawl, aunt hospitalized

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Red Skins linebacker London Fletcher returned to his hometown of Cleveland to win against the Browns during Sunday’s game, but three family members who had come to cheer him on were arrested and his aunt was hospitalized with a heart attack following an altercation with security.

Two of Fletcher’s cousins and a nephew were arrested by security personnel after what Fletcher told the NFL network was “a lot of harassment that took place prior to the game and during the course of the game.” Fletcher blamed security for causing the altercation as opposed to fans, although he said his 13-year-old nephew was hit in the face prior to the game in the parking lot.

Fletcher’s aunt has been released from the hospital but the incarcerated family members remain in custody with no charges currently filed.

“It put a major damper on my return, going home to play in the city that I love,” Fletcher said, and he did not deny the possibility of pursuing legal action against the Cleveland Browns’ security. The Browns are currently investigating the incident.

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