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Timofey Mozgov says a fan grabbed him during Cavs-Timberwolves game


at Madison Square Garden on November 13, 2015 in New York City.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


The Cavaliers blew out the Timberwolves on the road on Friday night, but center Timofey Mozgov had a bizarre experience with a fan at the Target Center. He claims that a fan in the first or second row grabbed his rear end during the game.

Via’s Dave McMenamin:

“Somebody touched me,” Mozgov, the Cavs’ center, said while sitting in the visitors locker room after the game.

Asked where he felt the fan’s hand on his body, Mozgov, a native of Russia, replied: “My English is not good. I’d say bad words.”

Cavaliers public relations did not know whether the fan was ejected or if any other security action was taken.

It’s not uncommon for fans to high-five players during games, but something like this would seem to go well beyond the realm of what’s acceptable player-fan interaction. Hopefully the fan who did it is punished appropriately.