Willie McGinest, a former New England Patriots linebacker, was fired from the NFL Network over four months after attacking a Los Angeles restaurant patron over a USC football team criticism.
In January, the NFL Network suspended McGinest for the fight and fired him amid major cuts. Jim Trotter, Michael Giardi, and Rachel Bonetta were all fired from NFL Network.
McGinest faces two felonies for the Delilah restaurant incident. If convicted on both counts, the former linebacker could face substantial prison time.
The person he reportedly attacked is suing him for permanent injury.
During his 15-year NFL career, Willie McGinest was a prominent New England defenseman. He finished his NFL career with three years in Cleveland after 12 seasons with the Patriots.
USC's 1994 first-round draft pick McGinest is 51. McGinest was named an NFL All-Rookie. He was a two-time Pro Bowler.
The former NFL standout played on three New England Super Bowl title teams, including the 2001 team that defeated the St. Louis Rams 20-17.