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NBA: No Charges Against HOF Scottie Pippen in Restaurant Brawl
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NBA: No Charges Against HOF Scottie Pippen in Restaurant Brawl

Aug 27 2013, 7:15pm CDT | by

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office declared on Tuesday that there was insufficient evidence in the alleged Malibu restaurant brawl involving Hall-of-Famer Scottie Pippen two months ago, clearing him of any charges.

Basketbal Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen won't be charged for his alleged involvement in a Malibu restaurant brawl in June. Richard Winton of the Los Angeles Times affirms this to be the case in an...

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NBA: No Charges Against HOF Scottie Pippen in Restaurant Brawl

Aug 27 2013, 7:15pm CDT | by

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The Los Angeles County district attorney's office declared on Tuesday that there was insufficient evidence in the alleged Malibu restaurant brawl involving Hall-of-Famer Scottie Pippen two months ago, clearing him of any charges.

Basketbal Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen won't be charged for his alleged involvement in a Malibu restaurant brawl in June.

Richard Winton of the Los Angeles Times affirms this to be the case in an incident when Pippen reportedly pushed and spat an autograph seeker at Nobu restaurant, leaving him unconscious.

According to Winton, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office cleared Pippen of any charges due to insufficient evidence. 

Pippen allegedly confronted a man at the restaurant on June 23 at 6:30 p.m. The man, who appeared "highly intoxicated," took photos of Pippen and his family while they were dining. He continued to do this as the former Chicago Bulls superstar made his way to the parking lot. 

An argument ensued which resulted in the fan suffering head injuries. Pippen, who left Nobu after the fight, was not arrested, per the Chicago Tribune

The man was identified by the Los Angeles Times as Camran Shafighi, who told police the last thing he remembered when he regained consciousness was Pippen's foot in his face.

In Pippen's account, he told investigators Shafighi followed him to the valet stand where he spat and cursed at him. Pippen then spat back and pushed him away. The ex-NBA star's family said Shafighi was the aggressor, according to Winton. 

All in all, Prosecutor William Ryder concludes the evidence against Pippen was insufficient because of Shafighi's "drunken condition," a lack of physical injuries, the parking employees' description of the punches and the doctor's opinion that he was feigning injury. 

When admitted at the UCLA Medical Center, it was discovered that Shafighi's blood alcohol level was 0.18 -- "double what is considered legally intoxicated in California," per Winton. 

Pippen, who won six championship rings with the Chicago Bulls alongside Michael Jordan, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. 

He was hired as a senior advisor to Bulls president and COO Michael Reinsdorf in November. 

 

 
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