Another day, another rainbow rumble! There may not be any openly gay players in the NFL now, but another former player just inadvertently came out of the closet, thanks to an assault case against him!
Kwame Harris, a former football player for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, appeared in court on Monday following a bizarre brawl his ex-boyfriend alleges him of initiating.
The incident happened in August in a Menlo Park, Calif. restaurant where Harris and Dimitri Geier were dining. The two weren’t dating at the time, but did previously. At the restaurant, Geier poured soy sauce on some white rice, which he claims started a fight between the two. Geier says Harris left the restaurant after seven minutes of arguing, but later returned and said he was throwing Geier’s belongings out of his car. Geier went to retrieve his things and claims Harris began shoving him inside the restaurant and attempting to pull his pants down because he believed Geier stole his underwear. The scuffle continued outside where Harris allegedly punched Geier and broke several bones in his face.
If convicted, Harris could face seven years in jail. Geier also slapped Harris with a civil suit.
Harris was an offensive tackle for the 49ers, now heading to the Super Bowl, from 2003 to 2007, and joined the Oakland Raiders for a year in 2008.
SMH… Harris’ lawyer says he was acting in self defense. Really? He broke dude’s FACE IN! Over soy sauce!