Former NBA player Glen Rice Jr., a second-pick for the Washington Wizards in the 2013 NBA Draft, was shot Sunday night outside Scales 925, the Downtown Atlanta restaurant owned by rapper T.I. Rice got into an altercation with another man inside the soul food eatery, reports TMZ, and he was shot in the leg after both men were kicked out.
Rice escaped the scene, but he was later pulled over arrested on reckless conduct and possession of marijuana charges — he reportedly had 240 grams of marijuana and $6,000 in cash on his person. "Five or six men" began arguing on the restaurant's upper patio, according to police, and the fight continued in the parking lot. Rice currently plays in the NBA Developmental League.
T.I. reportedly wasn't at Scales 925 at the time of the shooting. He opened the restaurant in June, offering a modern, upscale take on traditional Southern cuisine. Among the menu items are the odd — but tasty, according to T.I. — meatloaf cupcakes.
Update: October 27, 3:30 p.m. Scales 925 provided the following statement to Eater:
"The events that happened near Scales 925 is severely disconcerting. Our staff noticed a heightened exchange between patrons and they were asked to leave. An altercation between the individuals of no affiliation with Scales 925 seemed to have led to an unfortunate escalation in a public area near our restaurant. We commend our team on the swift and professional handling of the incident and on ensuring that the safety and well being of our patrons and staff remain a priority. We were saddened to learn about Mr. Rice's injury and wish him the absolute best with his personal injury and situation. The Scales 925 family condemns any act of violence and will always adhere to best practices to safeguard our patrons and staff. We encourage the public and media to continue to responsibly get any additional facts on this unfortunate incident from the authorities, as we plan to do the same."