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Man Says 2 NFL Players Beat Him Up

TAMPA (CN) - A man claims two Tampa Bay Buccaneer football players assaulted and battered him in an IHOP parking lot. Brian Gordon sued Anthony Davis, Michael Bennett and IHOP in Hillsborough County Court.

Gordon claims that as he ate in the IHOP on Oct. 13, Davis, who was drunk, harassed the staff and patrons, calling two fellow diners "sluts" and whores," yelling at the waitress and cook to "give me my m-ther f-cking food!" and so on.

He claims Davis threatened him with physical harm, then placed a phone call to Bennett and another man, who arrived in a car.

Gordon says Bennett "brandished a black handgun in a holster," and that Bennett, Davis and the third man then beat him up in the parking lot. And he claims that no agent of IHOP intervened.

Davis, a tackle, is listed as 6 feet 4 inches tall and 322 lbs. on the team Web site. Bennett is a running back.

Gordon demands damages for negligence and assault and battery. He is represented by Jeffrey Gordon of Tampa.

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