Pats Hall of Famer Willie McGinest faces felony assault charge in LA

Willie McGinest at Patriots Hall of Fame induction in 2015. (WLNE)

LOS ANGELES (WLNE) — Several media outlets have reported that former New England Patriots standout Willie McGinest has been arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon for a Dec. 9 incident.

According to several outlets, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said McGinest provided investigators with a statement surrounding a reported assault that happened at a West Hollywood nightclub Dec. 9

The sheriff’s office said McGinest was charged after providing the statement to authorities and has since been release after posting $30,000 bond, according to the media outlets.

McGinest played 15 years in the NFL, including 12 with the Patriots.

The linebacker won three Super Bowls with New England and was a two-time Pro Bowler.

McGinest was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2015.

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