Not only is the season going poorly for the Atlanta Falcons on the field, the bad fortune has drifted over to the ladies on the sidelines.
One of the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders, Shayla Smith, was the victim in an alleged assault at the nightclub Studio 72 by rapper Da Brat. Brat used to be a talented rapper, but nowadays she's mostly known for reality show stints like Surreal Life. Da Brat is accused of hitting Shayla over the head with a broken bottle after an argument ensued.
Shayla worked at the nightclub as a waitress when she wasn't dancing for the Falcons. Da Brat was arrested after the incident and is out on $50,000 bond. Shayla is presumably recovering from her injuries. The Falcons have issued a statement that they are treating the incident as a private, family matter. There is no word on when Shayla will be able to return to the sidelines.