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Matt Harvey avoided being drawn into a 2:30 a.m. brawl at a Manhattan bar on Thursday (NY Post, May 16).

“Matt was there with friends when a fight broke out over a girl between someone in his group and another group at a nearby table," an eyewitness said. "Matt was right there. Somebody lunged at him and his group, he stepped aside and left. Security broke things up.”

Harvey deleted his Twitter account in April after the team asked him to remove a picture of him giving the middle finger to Tommy John surgery, which was photographed by his mom the day he had surgery.

He has been irrationally criticized by local media for being interviewed while attending Rangers and Knicks games at MSG.

"I guess having a life outside of baseball is sometimes not OK,” Harvey said Thursday (Newsday, May 16). “I live my life. I enjoy going to Rangers games. I enjoy going to Knicks games. I’m a big sports fan, so going to games is not something I’m going to change doing. I can’t help what people think.”

SNY’s Jonas Schwartz talked with Harvey at the FanCave on Thursday about the incident, as well as his rehab from Tommy John surgery, and the development of Rafael Montero...

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