Two pro hockey players were arrested on assault charges early Sunday morning in New York, according to NYPD Detective Ahmed Nasser.
Sonny Milano, the Columbus Blue Jackets' first-round draft pick in 2014, and A.J. Greer, the Colorado Avalanche's second-round pick in 2015 “argued with another individual. They got physical with him and caused an injury to the victim," according to Nasser, who confirmed there were no other charges.
The incident occurred at 124 West Houston Street and both individuals were arrested at 6:35 a.m., according to Nasser. Milano, 23, and Greer, 22, were taken to the precinct, given a desk appearance ticket and released. They both will have to make a court appearance at a later date.
Greer posted an Instagram Story on Saturday night together with Milano at a Manhattan restaurant.
Milano played in eight games last season for the Blue Jackets, but spent most of the season in the American Hockey League with the Cleveland Monsters.
Greer played in 15 games with the Avalanche before Colorado announced his reassignment to their minor league team, the Colorado Eagles, in February.
"The Columbus Blue Jackets are aware of the reports involving Sonny Milano," the team said in a statement posted on Twitter. We are reviewing the situation and will not be commenting further at this time."
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS STATEMENT
"The Columbus Blue Jackets are aware of the reports involving Sonny Milano. We are reviewing the situation and will not be commenting further at this time."
Jean Martineau, the senior vice president of communications for the Avalanche, told USA TODAY Sports: "We are aware of the allegations surrounding AJ Greer. We will wait the end of the investigation to comment."
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