Tony Parker hurt in Drake-Chris Brown fracas
The latest victims of rapper Drake and singer Chris Brown's spat at a Manhattan nightclub are NBA player Tony Parker and W.i.P., the club where the fight took place.
At a news conference in Paris, the guard for the San Antonio Spurs said he suffered a scratched eye from broken glass during the brawl.
Parker, a French citizen, said he expects to be sidelined for about a week while the French team prepares for the Summer Olympics. He had on sunglasses and said he was wearing a "therapeutic" contact lens and had to go to an emergency room after arriving in Paris.
Parker said: "I was with my friend Chris Brown and me and my friends took some punches, so I'll be missing the start of the French team because I can't do anything for a week except keep the lens in and then take drops."
The Spurs declined to comment on Parker's injury.
Meanwhile, W.i.P. was shut down for code violations on Saturday just before 11 p.m. by the Civil Enforcement Unit, a police spokeswoman said.
The violations were unrelated to Thursday's bottle-tossing scuffle that left Brown, 23, with a gash on his chin. The SoHo club can reopen once the unspecified violations are cleared up, the spokeswoman said, adding that there were no patrons inside when it was closed Saturday.
The fight Thursday reportedly started after Drake, 25, taunted Brown with a note about his former flame, pop star Rihanna. The situation soon escalated and bottles were tossed inside the club, at 34 Vandam St., witnesses told authorities and reporters.
A day after the brawl, the manager of W.i.P., Jonathan Cantor, was arrested on two outstanding warrants. It was unclear Sunday what the warrants were for, but he also was given a summons for loud noise after his arrest, police said.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, meanwhile, is calling for a crackdown on bottle service in the wake of the brawl.
Early Saturday, it was reported that Drake would be charged in the spat, but the Canadian star has yet to be arrested.