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Daniel Gibson turns self in on battery charge in New Orleans

Jul 29, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT

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Daniel Gibson — you call him “Boobie,” a guard with the Cavaliers the past seven years who is currently a free agent — turned himself in Monday to police in New Orleans in relation to a second degree battery charge.

WDSU TV out of the Big Easy has the story (via Ball Don’t Lie).

Daniel Gibson, 27, surrendered himself at the New Orleans Police Department’s 8th District headquarters in the French Quarter. He was processed at Orleans Parish Prison a short time later and posted bond for his release before noon.

Details on the incident that led to the charge were not immediately available, but state law defines second degree battery as an assault in which the offender “intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury” on another person. Sources told WDSU the incident took place during this year’s Essence Festival, held earlier this month.

Jason Lloyd at the Plains Dealer had a few more details.

Gibson is accused of punching a man around 5:15 a.m. on July 8 and subsequently breaking the man’s lower jaw bone. Gibson was in New Orleans for the Essence Festival over July 4 weekend where his wife, singer Keyshia Cole, performed a couple of nights earlier.

There is a whole lot we don’t know about this alleged incident. I’d like to think that will tone down the speculation in the comments, but I’m not optimistic.

While most casual fans remember the Gibson as the rookie sharpshooter on the 2007 Cavaliers team that made it to the NBA Finals. However, in part due to a series of nagging injuries, Gibson has been a shell of his former self. He shot just 34 percent overall last season and 34.4 percent from three, averaging 5.4 points a game in the 46 games he got in. He had a PER of 7.7. There has not been a ton of free agent interest.

He’s just 27 and if healthy probably could help a team, but this incident (whatever it is) does not help his cause with GMs around the league.

  1. goraidersgospurs - Jul 29, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    I was looking for Keshia Cole name in the article!!!

  2. nflcrimerankingscom - Jul 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    I definitely do not call him “Boobie”

    • brutl - Jul 29, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      Apparently you didn’t watch basketball in 2007
      We all did.

      • nflcrimerankingscom - Jul 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

        I was watching basketball when you were in diapers.

        And even before 2005.

    • av416 - Jul 30, 2013 at 9:27 AM

      There is one person who should be called Boobie…and that’s Boobie Miles

  3. jimeejohnson - Jul 29, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Nothing good ever happens after…5 AM!

  4. 00maltliquor - Jul 29, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    I’m so glad it wasn’t a woman he was beating on. Read “battery” in the headline and that’s usually what you read about in the body. Probably some dude disrespecting and he gave him that work. 2 piece and a biscuit.

    • njsteeler - Jul 29, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      Agreed! When I first saw the headline, I thought it was going to KC on the receiving end. Glad that was not the case.

  5. jadaruler - Jul 29, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    I will remember Boobie for his dreadful display of ball hogging at Texas. I’ve never seen a PG dribble the ball so much that he had 4 10 seconds calls in one game. He managed to take more shots than Aldridge that year as well

  6. sackings916 - Jul 30, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    I would like to find out more about the actual incident that took place, possibly find out why he punched the guy in the first place. Maybe the guy deserved it, who knows.

  7. somekat - Jul 30, 2013 at 4:04 AM

    A quality human being, turning himself in and all….oh wait

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