Blake Griffin being investigated for alleged altercation in Las Vegas


The Los Angeles Clippers were in Las Vegas last weekend, taking on the Denver Nuggets at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. After the game ended, well, it was still early in Las Vegas so Blake Griffin was among a number of players from both teams who went out on the town.

But now Griffin is being investigated for an altercation the popular TAO club in Las Vegas, where he was with several teammates that night.

This was first reported by TMZ. Here are the less sensational details via the Los Angeles Times.

A 39-year-old man listed only as Daniel filed a complaint with LVMPD on Sunday listing Griffin as a suspect, a spokesman for the police department said Wednesday…

TMZ quoted Daniel as saying that Griffin “slapped me in the right side of my face…”

The case will be assigned to a detective who will review the case to determine if “appropriate charges are necessary,” (a police) spokesman said.

No charges have been filed at this time. Daniel claimed it was battery, but know that the police investigate a lot of these kinds of incidents and often nothing comes of it.

Apparently this was involving an incident with the man taking pictures with his cell phone, there are reports Griffin took the phone and erased the photos, but there are differing versions of the level of confrontation and if it got physical (obviously Daniel said it did, other sources have said that is not true).

Griffin has not commented on the situation. Both the Clippers and the NBA are aware of the investigation but have not yet commented either.