Posted August 3, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Former Net ‘Skip to My Lou’ getting sued over Strip Club Brawl


Former NJ Net Rafer Alston got caught up into a brawl at a Woodside, Queens strip club in July 2010. On Wednesday (today), the NY Post reported that Erick Franceschini filed a new lawsuit seeking unspecified damages from Alston. Franceschini, 32, a bar patron, claims that Alston, 35, hit him with a beer bottle, as the brawl escalated onto the street. Franceschini claims that he had 12 stitches to the head (quote below), and filed a police report immediately after the ordeal against him. Alston, a Jamaica, Queens native, was not arrested and returned to his Boca Raton, Florida home. Check out the ‘new’ report, and Alstons’ “Skip to My Lou” Streetball logo below!

Alston allegedly smashed Franceschini with the bottle during a dispute that began in the Woodside, Queens, club and spilled out on the street, Franceschini’s lawyer, John Rapawy, claimed.

Alston was not involved in the fight in the bar, Rapawy said, but the lawyer claimed the ex-hoopster attacked Franceschini in the street.

Alston — known in his playing days as “Skip to My Lou” because he was fast and light on his feet — “unjustifiably assaulted and (beat)” Franceschini, Rapawy told the Post on Tuesday. “My client had 12 staples in his head. He suffered a concussion.” – foxsports