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Former New England Patriot Willie McGinest has found himself in the spotlight once again.

It’s not for reliving a monster play during his days as a linebacker but for his alleged involvement in a California fight earlier in December. He’s now been arrested on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon for the incident which occurred in a West Hollywood nightclub.

Now video has been released of the alleged incident which appears to show Willie McGinest and his friends delivering a beatdown.

McGinest and several of his friends can be seen walking through a set of tables in security footage from the establishment. They approach a booth and McGinest leans over and says something to a man seated. The man turns his head and appears to attempt to stand up before McGinest punches him in the face. Then at least three people from McGinest’s group begin to pile on and hit the man with repeated body shots. At one point, MCGinest can allegedly be seen grabbing a bottle and hitting a man in the head with it before tossing it.

The one-sided fight lasts for about a minute before McGinest and his crew leave the scene. The man who received the beating is then seen adjusting himself and attempting to retaliate before others hold him back. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office, after he turned himself in, McGinest was charged and then released on a $30,000 bond.

The 51-year-old played in the NFL for 15 years as a defensive end and linebacker while winning three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. He eventually retired after the 2008 season and joined the NFL Network as a football analyst. But the Network has now found out about the fight and he has been temporarily suspended.

“We are aware of the incident and the video, which is disturbing. Willie McGinest will not appear on NFL Network while we review the matter,” the NFL Network said in a statement.

See how Twitter’s reacting to the filmed altercation below.

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