According to TMZ, the Clark County District Attorney has charged Clippers star Blake Griffin with misdemeanor battery for his role in an alleged assault in a Las Vegas night club last month. Griffin is alleged to have gotten mad at cameras flashing in his face while in Tao Nightclub, so he grabbed the phone and neck of Daniel Schuman. From a previous TMZ story on the incident:
Daniel says he didn't let go of the phone because his ID and credit card were attached to it — so Blake grabbed his neck and began to squeeze while demanding Daniel give up his phone "or else."
According to the statement, the two eventually separated after Blake took the phone — and when Daniel tried to ask for it back, Blake struck again ... grabbing his neck and squeezing for a second time.
Daniel says when security finally got to the scene — Blake told them, "Get him the f**k out of this club."
Daniel says Blake then "slapped me in the right side of my face."
It seems the entire Clippers team were with Griffin in the club, but none are alleged to be involved in the incident.
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