Security guard for Caddy's Tap House describes what led up to UD Flyer Sam Miller's arrest
GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A University of Dayton basketball player is finding himself in deep trouble Tuesday night.
Police said Sam Miller got into a jailhouse fight, following an arrest for underage drinking and assault.
Caddy’s Tap House security guard Greg King says Miller knocked drinks off a tray and shoved a waitress at the Beavercreek bar.
“Any of my female bartenders, you don't put your hands on them,” King said.
King and another security guard kicked him out.
“He laid out in front of the door and he was on his phone running his mouth,” King said.
He said the UD forward then tried to start a fight with them. Security held him down, until police arrived.
“I didn't want him to get in trouble but he gave us no choice,” King said.
Once Miller got to the Greene County Jail, deputies say he peed on the floor.
Minutes later, surveillance video shows him fighting another inmate. He was left bleeding on the floor.
“You hate to see that happen anyway, but in this case you have a guy that's playing basketball for a reputable school and I don't know what this is going to do to his career and education,” Sheriff Gene Fischer said.
Miller now faces assault charges and other possible consequences.
The University of Dayton said it's aware of his actions, but can't discuss student matters.
“Just come out and have a good time and go home,” King said.
As a former athlete himself, King said Miller let his teammates down and needs to think twice before drinking again.
“If you're a college athlete don't do anything dumb like that,” King said. “It's not worth it.”
Fox 45 sent Sam Miller a message on Facebook, asking him to give his side of the story. So far, he hasn't responded.