Three Charged Over Assault of Maccabi T.A. Basketballer Fischer

According to police, the men attacked D'or Fischer after waiting for him outside a Tel Aviv nightclub.

Three men were indicted Monday for allegedly attacking Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball player D'or Fischer outside a nightclub at the beginning of March.

According to police, the three attacked Fischer after waiting for him outside Mandy's nightclub in north Tel Aviv. The name of one of the alleged attackers has been permitted for release: Nir Albelik.

A police investigation found that the three alleged attackers had been inside the club at the same time as Fischer, his girlfriend and his brother on March 1. One of the three men pushed Fischer's girlfriend, leading to an exchange of words between Fischer and the three.

Security personnel ejected the three men from the club, who on their way out threatened to kill Fischer's brother. They then attacked Fischer and his two companions outside the club later in the night after waiting for them outside the club, causing Fischer to fall to the ground where he was kicked, punched and had a bottle smashed on his head.

Fischer is yet to return to the Maccabi lineup since his release from hospital last week, where he underwent facial surgery.

An internal Maccabi investigation into the incident found that four other players - Tre Simmons, Dee Brown, Lior Eliyahu and Charles Gaines - were at the club until the early hours of the morning on the night of the attack. Club officials have since drawn up a new code of ethics obligating all players to behave appropriately.