Pro Race Car Driver Zach Claman DeMelo Accuses NHL Player of Assault

Published August 11, 2023 at 11:48

IndyCar driver Zach Claman DeMelo has accused Detroit Red Wings forward Daniel Sprong of assaulting him during the Detroit Grand Prix week.

DeMelo alleges that there were two separate incidents involving Sprong, one of which left him with chipped teeth, a bloodied mouth, and scrapes on his arm. He also claims to have suffered a concussion from the alleged assault. DeMelo took to Instagram to post photos of the injuries and share his account of the events.

"During Grand Prix weekend I was assaulted at a night club by @detroitredwings @nhl player @sprong11. He grabbed my neck and pinned me on a wall, we were separated during that scuffle. After when I had believed the situation was over Daniel scame back and sucker punched me in the face while I was defenceless.. The photos in the slide before is the after math of the incident. The dental work needed was brutal and l'm still not finished. I also sustained a concussion that l've been dealing with over the past few weeks."

While DeMelo hasn't indicated whether he will press criminal charges, he alludes to potential legal action. Neither Sprong nor the Red Wings have commented on the matter.
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