Saints backup QB Ryan Griffin attacked at CBD champagne lounge

Saints backup QB Ryan Griffin attacked at CBD champagne lounge

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Backup Quarterback Ryan Griffin displayed more than his long throws Wednesday at Saints minicamp.

"I just wanted you guys to be able to see my face," Griffin said.

You can see across his forehead where doctors used more than 50 stitches to repair a large laceration.

"Everything is fine. My plastic surgeon must have gone to Tulane because they did a great job," he said.

The former Tulane starting quarterback described the recent incident at the Apres Lounge on Fulton Street as "unfortunate."

FOX 8 obtained the police report that lays out what happened on June 7 when police were called to the Cotton Mill Apartments. The officer said he learned that Griffin and a few friends had gone to Apres lounge the night before.

According to the report, Griffin said he walked in and "bumped into some Asian guys that were in the lounge. Words were exchanged and he was struck in the head with a champagne bottle."

The report states that Griffin left the lounge and went to Tulane Hospital's emergency room to receive treatment, where doctors used more than 50 stitches to close the cut.

"As soon as it happened, I notified the Saints and I've told them anything and everything that's happened so far," Griffin said.

Griffin also said he's cooperating with police, but remains focused on football.

"I'm doing whatever I can to help this team and get better and get ready for training camp. That's the main goal right now. I want to thank everyone who's been supportive and reached out to me. It's been awesome," Griffin said.

The NOPD said it's still investigating, and so far, no arrests have been made.

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