Former NBA Champion and TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal is currently being investigated by authorities for an alleged assault that reportedly occurred at Turner Studios in Atlanta in May of 2013.
An employee of Turner Sports has alleged that Shaq assaulted him in the hallway of the studio, “hitting him in the back, and landing on top of him”, and that he is still recovering from surgery as a result of his injuries. O’Neal’s camp have denied any wrongdoing, stating that the incident was nothing more than “horseplay”. The employees attorney has refuted that the kind of injuries sustained could not possibly result from ‘horseplay’.
No charges have been laid against the 4-Time champ, and the investigation continues. You can read an excerpt of the police report below:
“According to Robert Williams, a co-worker of O’Neal’s at Turner Studios, for whom O’Neal is an NBA analyst, the 15-time All-Star ‘ran out of a room and hit me with a tackle punch to the back knocking me down and falling on top of me injuring my neck and back.’ The investigation was initially handled by the zone and as that investigation deepened, it was transferred to the complex case squad.”
[Source: CBS Sports/NBC]