Clippers’ Blake Griffin May Face Six Months In Jail


Clippers star Blake Griffin reportedly got into a scuffle with another man at TAO Nightclub in Las Vegas last month, and is now being charged with one count of misdemeanor battery that could end with a fine, community service or six months in jail if convicted.

Daniel Shuman, 39, alleges that Griffin “squeezed his hand and shoulder and/or slapped him in the face” and “willfully and unlawfully used force or violence” at the nightclub on Oct. 19.

According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Griffin was at the Venetian with teammates Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan when Schuman snapped a photo to his dismay.The all-star grabbed the phone from Schuman and deleted it, leading to the physical altercation between the two.

If convicted, Griffin could face a maximum penalty of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine and community service.

The NBA star is due for an arraignment on Dec. 8 at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. Although the Clippers haven’t commented on the case, coach Doc Rivers commented on the situation last month.

“I trust Blake 100 percent. He’s a great kid. We’ll figure it out and get through it,” he said. “I can’t say much, but I feel very confident things will work out.”

For Griffin’s pretty self, we sure hope so! Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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