Video emerges of J.T. Brown smashing fan’s phone (Updated)


More fallout from last night’s wild Bolts-Preds game in Nashville.

The game, which featured a series of controversial moments and 35 minutes of combined penalties in the third period, could now come under further scrutiny after TMZ obtained video of Lightning forward J.T. Brown smashing a fan’s phone while going down the visitor’s tunnel.

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More, from TMZ:

As Brown was sent off the ice, Preds fan Brendan Johansen began to heckle him … and that’s when Brown reached up and smashed the cell phone.

We spoke with Johansen who says he’s not mad and isn’t taking any legal action — but says he hopes the Lightning will spring to get him a new phone … because his screen got shattered in the mayhem.

Brown caught Preds d-man Roman Josi with a big hit midway through the final frame (Nashville went on to win, 3-1), and was then on the receiving end of a equally big hit from Ryan Ellis, who received a five-minute interference major and game misconduct.

Following a melee, Brown was given a roughing minor and 10-minue misconduct.

PHT has reached out to both the NHL and Lightning regarding the phone incident. Check back for updates.

Update: Lightning PR replied confirming the club is aware of the Brown incident, but didn’t offer a comment on the matter.

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