Ohio Man Bites Off Part Of Browns Fan’s Ear After Catching Him In Bed With His Wife


There’s a viral story making the rounds in Northwest Ohio today that has all the drama you can imagine. First, it’s Ohio so you know something good is going on here. We also have a cheating wife. We have a pissed off husband. And we have a Browns fan. Two grown men, one woman with hair straight out of 1989. This is about as good as it gets in Toledo.

The guy in the mugshot above is Virgil Bates III. He was arrested earlier this summer when he ran into Browns fan Matthew Tipton in bed with his wife, whom he married in 2009, according to his Facebook page.

According to the Toledo Blade:

“I was able to get [the victim] in a headlock,” Bates told Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Ruth Ann Franks Monday. “He proceeded to clamp down and bite my forearm. I proceeded to panic, and I wound up biting his ear, and a piece of his ear came off.”

Bates, 40, of 735 Toronto Ave., pleaded guilty to an amended charge of aggravated assault for the June 24 attack on Matthew Tipton, 44.

Bates, who had been indicted on a charge of felonious assault, faces up to 18 months in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 31, although as part of a plea agreement, prosecutors said they would recommend Bates be placed on community control and ordered to spend time at the Correctional Treatment Facility followed by time in the Lucas County Work Release Program.

Virgil told the judge that he wouldn’t have gone into the house if he would’ve known that the Browns fan was there. Bates just wanted to know if his wife was lying about ending her affair with Browns fan.

Now it looks like Virgil has lost his wife, possibly some time at home to watch football and all those memories he has of life before his wife let another guy into the sack.

There are really no winners here.

The victim:




The cheating wife & the victim: