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Washington Wizards and Bradley Beal being sued for battery and assault by fan

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The Washington Wizards and star player Bradley Beal have reportedly been dragged into court by an Orlando NBA fan on claims of battery and assault.

In March, it was reported that Washington Wizards great Bradley Beal had gotten himself in hot water with Orlando police after he and some fans exchanged words near the court following a loss to the Magic

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The incident all started after a fan allegedly yelled, “You f***ed me [out of] $1,300, you f***!” The Washington Wizards player is believed to have turned toward a group of individuals and then knocked a hat off one of their heads. He then reportedly responded to them by saying, “Keep it a buck. I don’t give a f*** about any of your bets or your parlays, bro. That ain’t why I play the game.”

Beal and the hecklers reportedly argued back and forth for nearly a minute and things allegedly became heated before he was ushered away to the locker room. Well, it seems that clash has led to a new lawsuit that has the Washington Wizards as a defendant.

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On Wednesday, ESPN reported that the team and player are being sued by Kyler Briffa, one of the aforementioned individuals, for battery and assault following the clash at Amway Center on March 21. The alleged victim is asking for more than $50,000 in damages in the suit.

Details from the civil suit offered more details of what Bradley Beal supposedly said during the confrontation, in which Briffa alleges that the Washington Wizards star hit him in the head while knocking off his hat.

“When you disrespect me, I’m going to press you about it. Do you think this is a joke, do you think this is a joke, do you think this is a joke, do you think this is a joke … because when I press you about it, what are we doing? What are we doing? What are we doing?”

– Bradley Beal

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This lawsuit is separate from a possible prosecution that could follow the still ongoing investigation from the original police report filed last month.