Former NFL great Willie McGinest says ‘the truth will prevail’ after assault arrest

Former New England Patriots legend Willie McGinest released a brief assertion that “the truth will prevail” following his arrest for assault.

McGinest was arrested and charged with assault Dec. 19 after turning himself in in connection with a Dec. 9 assault at a popular West Hollywood restaurant.

He was booked and released on $30,000 bond.

A surveillance video clip of the fight first released by TMZ Sports appears to show the former player with half a dozen other men launching a surprise attack on a man seated at a dining table in the restaurant.

The video allegedly shows McGinest punching the man at the table in the face without much warning and later grabbing a bottle for a weapon.

Now, McGinest seems to be saying that, despite the pretty convincing video to the contrary, the story isn’t quite as clean as a clear case of assault.

The former NFL star posted the cryptic message on his Instagram: “Things are not always as they seem at first glance. The truth will prevail.

McGinest was selected out of USC by the New England Patriots 4th overall in the 1994 NFL Draft and spent his first 12 NFL seasons (1994-2005) in Boston. He won three Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX) and was selected twice in the Pro Bowl (1996, 2003) before spending his last three seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2006-08).

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