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Report: House's wife involved in incident at Phoenix arena

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  January 29, 2010 12:45 PM

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According to a report in the Arizona Republic, the wife of Celtics forward Eddie House claimed she was inappropriately touched by the grandfather of two baseball players who were arrested following an incident at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix Dec. 30 during the Celtics' loss to the Suns.

Charlsie House is named in a Phoenix police report made public this week. The report says she was present at the arena's Verve Energy Lounge when Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird and his brother, Yankees prospect Brandon Laird, were arrested for allegedly scuffling with security guards.

The police report said Brandon Laird "shouted derogatory remarks toward House and other women at the lounge." The report also says Gerald Laird claimed the incident involved "some lady inside that was bragging about her husband playing for the Celtics."

Charlsie House told police she was touched by the Laird's grandfather during a scuffle that ensued when security guards tried to arrest Brandon Laird. However, police said House did not press charges and left the lounge immediately. The grandfather was not charged.

The police report says the Laird brothers -- who attended the game with several family members -- were cautioned by security prior to entering the lounge because they appeared intoxicated.

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