[size=12pt]Panthers OT accused of brandishing gun at strip club[/size]
Posted: Friday July 27, 2007 12:24AM; Updated: Friday July 27, 2007 12:24AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Carolina Panthers tackle Jeremy Bridges was arrested Thursday and charged with misdemeanor assault after he was accused of pointing a gun at a female employee of a strip club.
Capt. Lisa Goelz of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police department said the incident occurred Wednesday night at Club Onyx in Charlotte, but the woman didn't file a complaint with police until Thursday.
Bridges was arrested Thursday afternoon and released on $3,000 bond.
Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said the team was gathering information.
"Those who know this organization knows we take these situations seriously," Dayton said.
Dayton said he was unsure if Bridges would report to training camp on Friday. Players are due in Spartanburg, S.C., by noon for a series of meetings. The first practice is Saturday morning.
Bridges could also face disciplinary action from the NFL under the league's new, tougher conduct policy.