"Somebody in the crowd was taunting Travis (McCoy, of Gym Class Heroes) with racial slurs. Travis invited him onstage with the intent of calling him out in front of the crowd. ... When he tried to help him onstage, the guy hit Travis in the knee area ... forcing Travis to defend himself. At this point, a scuffle broke out."
–—From an statement issued by Gym Class Heroes Manager Bob McLynn
"I'm sorry. But when someone calls you something that ignorant and that offensive, you have to bash their head in with a microphone."
–—Travis McCoy, after his July 1 arrest for third-degree assault
"You call my friend a 'n_gger.' ... I don't want to see you at shows. You are who we write songs about. You are who we think about when we hate. ... I don't want your ticket money. I don't want your CD sales. I'd rather be poor and unknown."
–—Blog post by Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz on the arrest