Howard convicted for role in Fish Co. incident

Former Brown football player David Howard ’09.5 was convicted of simple assault in District Court on Tuesday,  the Providence Journal reports. Howard was accused of punching a patron while working as a bouncer at Fish Co. in April.

Howard received one year’s probation and payment of court costs, the ProJo reported. He was also ordered to not have contact with the victim, Paul Lilley.

Howard’s lawyer announced that an appeal is in the works.

Police had said Howard punched Lilley several times in the face after escorting him from the bar during a party for Bryant University students. Lilley was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

In the wake of the incident, Fish Co. agreed to close for three days after a hearing in August.

Check out Thursday’s Herald for more coverage.