A statement from police in Beaumont, Texas, said officers saw a large crowd outside The Ticket night club just after 2 a.m., and received complaints of fights and pepper spray inside.
An officer saw about 50 people inside around Perkins, who police said was attempting to fight the club’s manager. The statement said the crowd pushed Perkins out the back door of the club, where he continued to yell obscenities and start other fights.
I think the most hilarious part of this situation is that he was in town for a camp which is supposed to teach children "drug awareness and life skills." Kendrick Perkins pretty much showed to be lacking in both areas by what he did today.
Apparently Stephen Jackson was also on the scene and was pulled into a police car, but he was not booked on any charges. (At least, according to TMZ.) Leave it to Perk to upstage one of the most notoriously troubled NBA players.
None of us know what really happened, or why Perkins was so angry. Maybe he saw a bad example being set by the club owner and he just happened to be liquored up. Maybe the Club owner was just sitting and being nice, but Perk decided to pick a fight for no reason. Maybe he was saving a nest of young kangaroos. I don't know, but the worst thing that could happen is that he gets slapped with some sort of fine when teams are actually able to dish out fines. And it only helps his tough guy image...even if he was doing something dumb.
This brings up an interesting point, though. If any NBA player wanted to get involved in a bit of trouble with the law, now would be the time to do it. As they are on strike from the NBA, they cannot be fined until the lockout is over, which will be probably enough time for the teams to forget all of their transgressions. As long as there isn't a gun or car involved.