Everclear, Patriots Named In Stage Diving Lawsuit

December 11 [12:00 EDT] -- A woman who claims she was injured when two members of the NFL's New England Patriots jumped from the stage at an Everclear show in Boston has now reportedly filed a lawsuit against the players, the band, and the club where the incident occurred.

The Associated Press reports that Tameeka Messier names Patriot quarterback Drew Bledsoe, lineman Max Lane, the Paradise nightclub, and Everclear's Art Alexakis, Greg Eklund, and Craig Montoya in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. No specific monetary damages are mentioned in the suit.

As we first reported last month, the trouble started when Bledsoe and Lane, along with backup Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak (who is not named in the suit), tried their hands at stagediving near the end of Everclear's set at the Paradise on November 13. Messier claims the men landed on her, sending her to the hospital with neck, shoulder, and arm injuries that eventually required


After police looked into the incident, it was determined that no criminal charges would be filed.

Messier reportedly names the band in the lawsuit claiming that the group encouraged the players to dive from the stage.

Immediately after the incident, the Patriots involved claimed that they were invited onto the stage by the members of Everclear, but Everclear frontman Art Alexakis soon issued a statement saying that the band did not invite the players to take the stage, and that Everclear stopped the show immediately after the incident.

We'll have more on this case as it develops.