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This is certainly not something you see everyday in sports.
Following the Toronto Raptors NBA championship win, team president Masai Ujiri got into an altercation with an officer as he approached the court.
Ujiri reportedly pushed back and then “struck an officer in the face” as he tried to celebrate with his team after the final buzzer at Oracle Arena.
Dam Wolken of USA Today Sports says the Alameda County Sheriff’s office is now allegedly looking to press charges of simple battery of a police officer, which would be a felony.
BREAKING: The Alameda County Sheriff’s office is pursuing a misdemeanor charge against Raptors GM Masai Ujiri for simple battery of a police officer for last night’s postgame incident, a spokesman for the department told @USATODAY. Story posting shortly.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) June 14, 2019
Wolken says the deputy refused to let Ujiri on the court because “he didn’t have proper credentials.”
After leading the Raptors to their first championship ever, the Washington Wizards is hoping to bring him to the D.C. area as according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, they are looking to sign him to a big offer to become head of basketball operations with his team.
No word on whether charges will be officially made.