According to reports, McCann was at a hotel called the Study at Yale where Mott and his wife were also staying. After their credit card was turned down at the front desk, the couple began arguing. McCann asked the wife if she was going to be all right, and she said she would.
After McCann stepped outside, he was allegedly assaulted by Mott, who is said to have attacked him from behind. McCann was punched, thrown to the ground and knocked unconscious. An off-duty medical technician called an ambulance, which took him to
McCann's injuries included a broken cheekbone, three shattered teeth, two black eyes and, he told the N.Y. Times, "a slightly wounded spirit."
He has since been released.
After being arrested, Mott declined to elaborate further about the incident. He was also charged with second-degree breach of peace for what they describe as a related altercation with his wife, police said.
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