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A day after TMZ's report that Scottie Pippen had kicked the shit out of an aggressive autograph seeker, Pippen's side of the story is starting to get out.


A source told the New York Daily News the hospitalized autograph hound was not just some harmless fan with benign intentions:

The fan started the tussle, spit on the ex-athlete and screamed the called him the N-word, the source said, adding that Pippen was holding his 4-year-old daughter at the time.

“Can you imagine, you’re out to dinner with your wife, your four kids and your mother-in-law, and someone calls you the N-word and starts to get physical?” the source said, calling the alleged victim’s story a “crock.”

The source further told the Daily News, "When Scottie left, this guy had no injuries." So does that mean someone else beat him up? A spokesman for the sheriff's office also said the unidentified man was described as having been intoxicated. No charges have been filed, and the police investigation is ongoing.

[New York Daily News]

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