Scottie Pippen Arrested for Allegedly Beating Fan

Jan 23, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls former forward and NBA Hall of Fame member Scottie Pippen takes a warm-up shot under the guidance of coach Ron Adams prior to a game against the New Jersey Nets at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen has been arrested for allegedly beating up a fan in Malibu who was seeking an autograph from the NBA legend.

According to a report by TMZ, Pippen knocked a man out cold and then kicked him while he was down:

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tells us … Pippen has since been named as a suspect in a report for assault with a deadly weapon — the deadly weapon being his shoes. We’re told Pippen repeatedly kicked the 50-something-year-old victim when he was down.

As one source put it, “He beat the f*** out of him.”

According to witnesses, the fight started after the alleged victim approached Pippen for an autograph. We’re told Pippen said no, and something happened to set off the fight.

The report goes on to state that the victim has broken teeth, head and back injuries.

TMZ later broke the news that Pippen has in fact been arrested for the alleged crimes:

Law enforcement sources tell us, Pippen turned himself in to authorities in Malibu moments ago. He’s being booked for felony assault with intent to commit great bodily harm.

It is bad look for Pippen, but we’re a long way out from knowing the full truth behind the incident. Stay tuned as we’ll keep you posted.


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Topics: Chicago Bulls, NBA, Scottie Pippen

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