An assault complaint has been filed against former Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan.
Don Aaron, the Metro Nashville Police Department public affairs manager, confirmed to The Buffalo News via a written email statement Wednesday that 30-year-old Matthew J. Havel of Pueblo, Colo., filed the complaint Sunday night.
"He alleges that he saw the Ryans in Margaritaville on Broadway, went up to their table, and that after being there for more than an hour, Rex Ryan reached across and grabbed at his neck," Aaron wrote via email. "Havel alleges it was unprovoked."
Video of the incident, which also involved Ryan's twin brother, Rob, quickly spread via social media. Rob Ryan is only listed as a witness in the investigation, according to Nashville police.
"There are reports in the media from other persons who allege that a drink was thrown at Ryan," Aaron's statement continues. "This matter is under investigation by the MNPD's Central Precinct. No arrests have been made and no charges are presently outstanding."
Havel spoke with Bleacher Report on Tuesday about the incident.
"We didn't say anything like, 'You guys are bad coaches.' We were sitting there for an hour, hour-and-a-half, talking, and then it wasn't with them, it was with the son and the nephew," Havel told the website. "Then we had pictures of Matthew's championship ring on my wife's hand. You don't let that out of your hand for anybody."
Havel went on to tell the website that he initially thought Rex Ryan was getting up to use the bathroom, but then "all of a sudden, they were coming at me in a blur. It happened so quick."
"If you're an average Joe, anybody else doing that, they would be in jail," he said. "They just sat there, and nothing happened, taking pictures with people coming up to them."
Ryan, who was fired by the Bills on Dec. 27, currently works as an NFL analyst for ESPN. According to USA Today, which earlier Wednesday reported on the assault complaint, Ryan's current employer declined comment, while Ryan's representatives did not return messages seeking comment.