Susnar said Nelly had been at the club but left before the violence erupted.
Susnar and Minxx co-owner Dwight Chornomud said they had hoped to attract celebrities and a hip-hop crowd to their club during NBA All-Star Week by bringing in the Harlem Knights strip club production from Houston.
Everyone coming into the club was screened with a metal detector and a pat down, and the entire week had passed without any trouble until Monday morning, they said.
Urbanski, 43, had been working at the club for about two weeks and had just started work that morning when he was shot, his father said.
"He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the shooter just opened fire at anybody who looked like the establishment," Don Urbanski said.
Tom Urbanski worked as a real estate agent by day and moonlighted at the strip club so he could put his wife, Kathy, through law school, his father said.
"He's going to be paralyzed for life, and what did he do?" Don Urbanski said. "I just want somebody to pay for it."
Susnar and Chornomud said they hope to raise money to help pay Tom Urbanski's expenses and medical bills. He was a good employee who was simply doing his job, they said.
"What does he get for a hard day's work? A bullet in the spine because of a jackass athlete," Susnar said. "It's the most tragic thing I can imagine."
RUN-IN NOT FIRST FOR TITANS PLAYER
Adam "Pacman" Jones has had a handful of run-ins with authorities and has been placed on probation several times, starting with his 2003 conviction in connection with a bar fight in West Virginia.
His most recent court case stemmed from an October 2006 citation for misdemeanor assault, for allegedly spitting in the face of a woman during a private party at a Nashville nightclub. The Titans suspended him for one game. The charge had just been dropped on Feb. 2.
It was not the first time Jones had been accused of spitting on a woman. He was arrested in August 2006 in Tennessee on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication. He claimed a woman stole his wallet. She claimed that she did not steal anything and that Jones spat on her. Police officers said they ordered Jones to leave several times, but he refused and continued to shout profanities at the woman.