Earlier it was reported that Scottie Pippen would be charged with assault, possibly even a felony. Later it was revised that he had met with authorities AND the decision had been reached to not puruse charges.
Well according the Deadspin and the New York Daily News the reason for the "assault" is.. well... a reason to throw:
A source told the New York Daily News that the hospitalized autograph hound was not just some harmless fan with benign intentions:
The fan started the tussle, spit on the ex-athlete and screamed the called him the N-word, the source said, adding that Pippen was holding his 4-year-old daughter at the time.
“Can you imagine, you’re out to dinner with your wife, your four kids and your mother-in-law, and someone calls you the N-word and starts to get physical?” the source said, calling the alleged victim’s story a “crock.”
The source further told the Daily News, "When Scottie left, this guy had no injuries." So does that mean someone else beat him up? A spokesman for the sheriff's office also said the unidentified man was described as having been intoxicated. No charges have been filed, and the police investigation is ongoing.