Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Police decide against charging Scottie Pippen after Nobu fight

Former NBA great and NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen is in hot water over a reported fracas outside Nobu in Malibu, Calif., on Sunday, with reports of a police investigation and images of the alleged victim hitting the media on Monday.

According to Los Angeles Sheriff's County Sergeant Rich Pena, police responded to a call over the fight outside the Japanese restaurant at about 6:30 p.m. PDT. The "injured male adult," who was later taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a head injury. The victim was released Tuesday morning, the authorities added.

Pippen, 47, was identified by witnesses as one of the combatants. He was named a suspect for a charge of assault to commit great bodily harm.

However, police interviewed Pippen on Monday (video embedded) and released him. Police decided against arresting Pippen after speaking with him -- at least for now. However, the investigation is ongoing.

The images of the alleged victim show the alleged victim being carted off in an ambulance. His head can be seen supported by a neck brace.

Reportedly, the alleged victim is an autograph seeker who reportedly suffered injuries to his head and back when the former Chicago Bulls star allegedly punched and kicked him repeatedly. He even lost some teeth in the fracas, it was said.

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