New video shows lead-up to bar fight involving Rex and Rob Ryan
A video released Friday by TMZ sheds new light on the Nashville bar fight last weekend involving Rex and Rob Ryan.
The Ryan brothers were involved in an altercation at a bar in Nashville Sunday ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. One of the other men involved, 30-year-old Colorado resident Matthew Havel, filed an assault complaint against Rex Ryan Sunday.
The video released Friday by TMZ identifies the man in the blue shirt at the table with the Ryans as Havel and shows the scene inside the bar leading up to the altercation. Rob Ryan appears to say something to Havel and Rex reacts angrily to Havel’s response. Rob then shoves Havel away from the table and Rex picks up a drink. The drink splashes in Havel’s face, though it’s unclear whether Ryan threw the drink at Havel or spilled it accidentally.
Havel had reportedly spent the better part of an hour conversing with the Ryans before things turned violent. One video shows Rob Ryan grabbing a man who appears to be Havel by the neck.
Rex was hired in April as an NFL analyst for ESPN, while Rob, a former NFL defensive coordinator, is without a job in football after being let go as part of brother’s former staff in Buffalo.