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Hornets’ Mason Arrested for Fight

February 26, 2000

NEW YORK (AP) _ Anthony Mason of the Charlotte Hornets was arrested on assault charges Saturday after a fight outside a bar in Harlem.

The fight broke out at about 4:30 a.m. EST outside Perks Bar, police said.

Mason, a former New York Knicks player and four other men were involved in the fight against three others, said Officer Chris Cottingham.

Mason and those with him were charged with third-degree assault.

The three men allegedly assaulted by Mason’s group were hospitalized for minor injuries. Mason was not injured in the fight, Cottingham said.

Police did not say what had sparked the fight.

The Hornets played the Nets on Saturday night in East Rutherford, N.J.

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