Gazette, 12 Jun 2009 (Robbins).
The Sideline Bar and Grill in Largo, owned by former Washington Redskins star linebacker LaVar Arrington, has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Arrington opened the sports bar and restaurant at the Boulevard at the Capital Centre in January 2008, offering live comedy and musical performances, along with 33 televisions and a universal sports motif.
The Sideline was in the news after a 35-year-man from Bowie was shot and killed outside the restaurant March 1. At the time, Sideline management said no patrons or employees reported seeing any physical fighting inside the bar and that the fight took place 120 feet away from the front door.
Documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Greenbelt revealed no reason for Arrington's petition.
According to the filing, The Sideline, part of F.A.M.M. LLC, has up to an estimated $50,000 in assets and between $1 million and $10 million in estimated liabilities.
Besides $12,000 in total debt to Pepco and Washington Gas, The Sideline's largest debts are $766,268 owed to Commercial Interiors in Marriottsville and $330,142 to L.H. Cranston & Sons Inc. in Baltimore.
Calls to Arrington and his attorney were not returned.
(Posted 15 Jun 2009)