Camran Shafighi accused Scottie Pippen of attacking him following Shafighi’s request for a picture and an autograph. According to reports, Shafighi claimed Pippen punched him in the face, and then kicked him repeatedly, in the parking lot of the restaurant.
No offense to the Worm, but this sounds more like an incident the embattled former NBA star — and Pippen’s Chicago Bulls teammate — Dennis Rodman would be involved in, not Scottie. The doctor that examined Camran Shafighi agreed that the accuser was “making up stuff”, according to the report obtained by the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated.
Shafighi tested positive for opiates and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 (more than twice the legal driving limit) when the doctor examined him. Despite his claims of seizures, broken ribs and a broken ankle, the only visible wounds on Shafighi were a chin bruise and a cut lip.
Scottie Pippen has not been charged and will not be charged in the incident following an investigation by the sheriff’s and district attorney’s offices.
However, his accuser has filed a $4 million dollar lawsuit.
Shafighi’s lawyer Lee Boyd was disappointed with the decision not to press charges, citing to the AP ambulance records that indicated more severe injuries than the attending physician reported.
“We have no doubt that had this vicious attack involved an everyday citizen, instead of a famous and connected individual like Mr. Pippen, that criminal charges would have been filed in this case.”