Brandon Banks stabbing: Video shows Banks throwing first punch


This story originally inferred that Christopher Nixon was set to remain at Howard University Hospital for another day. It was Brandon Banks who was set to remain for another day.

Note: The video referenced in this story is not in ABC7's possession, and ABC7 agreed not to characterize the source of the video in any way.


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Video of the fight that preceded the stabbing of Redskins player Brandon Banks appears to tell a different story about what happened than what has been reported so far.

ABC7 has viewed the video and it appears to show Banks starting the fight which led to the stabbing of him and his friend.

The video appears to show the 5-foot 7-inch Banks throwing the first punch.The video captured events in front of The Park nightclub about 3 a.m. Saturday.

It shows the man on the receiving end of Banks' fist pulling out what looks like a knife and waving it back and forth violently. In the ensuing melee, a number of people rush toward the man.

Police have charged 24-year-old Jason Shorter in connection with the stabbing of Banks and his friend.

The incident follows a string of recent events in downtown establishments involving Redskins.

Last weekend, a waitress at the W Hotel alleged Albert Haynesworth fondled her. Haynesworth's agent said the allegations were false.

Haynesworth was charged recently with hitting a motorist a few weeks ago in an alleged burst of road rage. Haynesworth's agent said his client is innocent.

Last month a woman at the club Josephine, a couple blocks from The Park, alleged Redskin Fred Davis roughed her up. Davis has denied the allegations.

Banks remains hospitalized. Banks' friend, Christopher Nixon, was stabbed in the face. Banks is set to remain at Howard University Hospital for at least another day.