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NBA: Free Agent G Daniel Gibson Charged with Battery
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NBA: Free Agent G Daniel Gibson Charged with Battery

Jul 29 2013, 11:45pm CDT | by

Free agent guard Daniel Gibson was charged with second degree battery after he allegedly punched a man during an argument at a New Orleans nightclub on July 8.

Free agent NBA guard Daniel Gibson was charged with second degree battery following a July 8 incident in New Orleans.  According to John Harper of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Gibson surrendered...

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NBA: Free Agent G Daniel Gibson Charged with Battery

Jul 29 2013, 11:45pm CDT | by

Free agent guard Daniel Gibson was charged with second degree battery after he allegedly punched a man during an argument at a New Orleans nightclub on July 8.

Free agent NBA guard Daniel Gibson was charged with second degree battery following a July 8 incident in New Orleans

According to John Harper of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Gibson surrendered to authorities on Monday after he allegedly broke another person's jaw at a club located in the 300 block of Andrew Higgins Street. 

The incident took place at the Essence Fest, where Gibson's wife, R&B singer Keyshia Cole, performed two days earlier. Gibson insisted he got into the fight to protect his family. He has since been released on a $20,000 bond.   

"It was toward the end of the night. We encountered a couple of people and I don't know what their motives or intentions were but they came off the wrong way. This guy got real aggressive toward my wife and myself and did what I felt was necessary to handle the situation."

Gibson narrated the man said something to his wife to the point of being disrespectful.

"He was very disrespectful toward my wife."

New Orleans Police Department spokesman Garry G. Flot said the altercation took place at 5:15 a.m. CT and that the man's lower jaw bone was broken. 

New Orleans' WDSU-TV clarifies "second degree battery" as defined by Louisiana state law.

"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."

The 27-year-old Gibson, an unrestricted free agent who averaged just 5.4 points in 46 games last season, released a statement to TMZ saying he expects to be fully vindicated. 

"It's unfortunate that some see opportunity in taking advantage of people who work hard for what they achieved...Once all the facts of the incident come out, I expect to be fully vindicated."

Gibson also added he's been talking to several NBA teams during the offseason, per Sports Illustrated. 


 

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