Blake Griffin charged with misdemeanor battery
Blake Griffin, a man alleged, slapped him in the face at a Las Vegas night club last month.
Police investigated, and they determined enough evidence existed to charge Griffin.
Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times:
Blake Griffin's first court date is scheduled for Dec. 8 at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. TMZ first to report battery charge.— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) November 13, 2014
Court case alleges Blake Griffin battered DANIEL SCHUMAN by squeezing his hand and shoulder and/or slapping him on the face.— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) November 13, 2014
A Nevada misdemeanor battery crime with no substantial bodily harm can carry six months of jail and/or a $1,000 fine or community service.— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) November 13, 2014
The Clippers host the Suns on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Remember, this is only one step of the process. There’s a lower standard for charging someone for a crime than convicting him or her, and Griffin has not been found guilty of anything.
For now, expect the courts to sort this out before the NBA gets involved.