Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Roosevelt Bar Allegedly Discriminates Against Dynamo Players, Dynamo Players Get Arrested

On Saturday evening, Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric and midfielder Warren Creavalle were arrested outside of the Roosevelt Bar on Washington Avenue in the Heights. The various reports indicate that Deric and Creavalle as well as Will Bruin and Alex Dixon were denied entry and they believed that the grounds for said denial were based on the bar's apparent racist policies. The Houston Police Department ended up arresting Deric for assaulting a public servant and Creavalle for interfering with public duties.

HPD claims that Deric punched Ramon Perez, an off-duty Houston Police Officer who was working security at the Roosevelt. Knowing the propensity of law enforcement to circle the wagons whenever one of their own is involved in an incident, I for one don't really believe the HPD's claims of what all occurred outside the Roosevelt on Saturday.

Here are some well detailed news stories concerning the incident involving the Dynamo players and the Roosevelt's history of racial discrimination:

Two Dynamo players arrested after altercation - Houston Chronicle

Dynamo players arrested after scuffle outside Washington Avenue bar - KHOU

Video Shows HPD Shocking Dynamo Player - Fox 26

Attorney: ‘Sad’ that Tyler Deric has to go through this - Houston Chronicle

Deric and Creavalle Arrested: What We Know and a Couple Thoughts - Dynamo Theory

Report: Houston's Deric arrested for assaulting officer - MLS

Rappers Accuse Washington Avenue Club of Racism - Fox 26

Getting Past the Bouncer: Local nightclub door policies aren't always black and white - Houston Press

Yelp reviews of the Roosevelt Bar seem to have running theme concerning the club and racism.

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