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Pippen won’t face criminal charges for altercation outside Malibu restaurant

Aug 27, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

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Scottie Pippen won’t be facing criminal charges for his role in an altercation with a man outside a Malibu restaurant back in June, according to multiple reports.

The details were allegedly ugly from Pippen’s perspective, and it sounds as though he might have been the actual victim here.

That’s especially true after hearing the results of the investigation.

From Richard Winton of the Los Angeles Times:

After the incident, the man was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with a possible concussion, but a CT scan showed no signs of trauma. His blood-alcohol level was found to be 0.18%, double what is considered legally intoxicated in California, records show.

The next day, the man returned to the emergency room after his release from the hospital and claimed to have been diagnosed with fractured ribs and a fractured ankle, investigators said. He was described as being “extremely intoxicated” with no evidence of any fractures, and a physician noted he “was making up stuff to try and have a story.”

All of that can’t bode well for the $4 million civil lawsuit the man filed against Pippen over the incident, which is still pending.

  1. dondada10 - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Pippen ain’t easy.

  2. 1509lucky - Aug 28, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Does he get to beat the guy up all over again? Because he kind of should be able to………

  3. lalifer - Aug 28, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    I hope Pippen fights to the last and give that punk a penny. People like him needs to be made an example of. Imagine if he wins, all pro players will be targeted big time. They have the right to defend themselves and their families against ***holes just like everyone else.

  4. jimeejohnson - Aug 28, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Never spit on anyone, and never touch a man’s hat.

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:53 PM

      Dang! The line was “never touch ANOTHER man’s hat”…

      From the film “Wild Bill” with Jeff Bridges

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