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Report: Pippen arrested for assault

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Jon Paul Morosi, FOX Sports
Mon Jun 24, 10:18 PM UTC

NBA legend Scottie Pippen has been arrested for felony assault after he got into an altercation outside a Malibu, Calif., restaurant on Sunday night that resulted in a man being taken away in an ambulance, according to a TMZ report.

The 47-year-old Pippen, who won six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, reportedly turned himself into authorities Monday afternoon in Malibu. TMZ reports Pippen is being booked for “felony assault with intent to commit great bodily harm.”

Witnesses told TMZ that the fight started outside Nobu Malibu when the victim approached Pippen for an autograph and Pippen denied. The victim, described in the report as "50-something-year-old", was "kicked repeatedly" by Pippen. The altercation occurred about 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the restaurant's parking lot, said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Pippen reportedly left the scene before police arrived. The alleged victim's family told TMZ that the man left the hospital Monday morning "with broken teeth, a swollen mouth, as well as back and head injuries."

Courtesy of FOXSports.com

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