Damn it. You hate to hear when a retired sports figure is being questioned by police about possibly beating up an autograph seeker. But such is the case for former Bulls star Scottie Pippen. According to reports, an evening spent enjoying a nice meal ended in Pippen scrapping it out with a fan.
via Fox News:
Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen was questioned Monday about a fight that occurred over the weekend between him and an autograph seeker outside a Malibu restaurant, authorities said. Pippen came in voluntarily to a substation after he was named as a suspect in an investigation of an assault with intent to commit great bodily injury, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. Pippen, 47, was cooperating with the investigation, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
The victim was taking pictures inside Nobu restaurant late Sunday while Pippen dined with his family, said sheriff’s Capt. Patrick Davoren. When Pippen went outside to the parking lot, the man continued to take pictures and sought the Hall-of-Famer’s autograph, Davoren said. An argument ensued that led to the altercation, investigators said. The man was taken to a hospital with a head injury and was treated and released. Investigators were interviewing several witnesses who apparently saw what transpired. Criminal charges could be filed.