RACINE — It’s all fun and games until the trash talk surrounding one game of "Madden NFL" leads to numerous 911 calls and two brothers in jail, charged with domestic abuse.
Michael Mayweather, 21, and Abrey Mayweather, 19, were playing a game of "Madden NFL" on Monday afternoon in Abrey’s apartment at 2000 Washington Ave. when Michael allegedly began to take the loss and his brother’s name calling personally, according to a criminal complaint.
The dispute then became physical when Abrey got up to allegedly fight with his brother outside, at which point Michael tried locking his brother out of the apartment. The two then reportedly jostled with one another, eventually ripping the door off its hinges and forcing the developing brawl into the hallway.
According to the complaint, one witness told police the brothers were “really rolling,” and explained that Michael had his little brother secured in a headlock.
Abrey allegedly told police that Michael was choking him and had punched him in the face.
Dispatch reportedly received at least four or five emergency calls to the building during the scuffle.
In the complaint, police describe finding the metal doorway bent and twisted away from the wall and numerous pieces of broken wood furniture throughout the apartment.
Before the fight, Michael was reportedly spending at least four nights a week at Abrey’s apartment because it is much more convenient for him because it is closer to his probation officer and anger management class.