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Bball Star Under Criminal Investigation

2/13/2008 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that NBA All-Star forward Richard Jefferson is under investigation by Minneapolis cops for allegedly choking a clubgoer -- then threatening to kick another guy's ass.
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We've obtained the incident report filed by security at the Graves 601 Hotel. According to one witness, Jefferson got in a "minor verbal disagreement" which escalated to the point where Jefferson was on top of the patron, allegedly choking him.

According to the report, the New Jersey Nets star left the club, and then encountered the witness, who asked Jefferson to remain until the disagreement was sorted out. The witness says Jefferson responded, "Say another word, I will kick your ass."

Minneapolis PD tells us Jefferson is under investigation for "assault with significant bodily harm." No charges have yet been filed.

A rep for the Nets tells TMZ, "We have no comment." For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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1.

FlBiker    

Temper temper..........

2443 days ago
2.

Jas32    

First

2443 days ago
3.

smartypants    

LOL i was going to say temper temper.

2443 days ago
4.

MJtheGreat    

Player...not really a star

2443 days ago
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Cris    

2443 days ago
6.

Frag The Paps    

um.......who? Star may be stretching it a bit.

2443 days ago
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JACK FROST    

What a goofball!!

2443 days ago
8.

Standards are badly needed.    

Assault is assault is assault. (alleged.)

2443 days ago
9.

AG    

He's a Monster

2443 days ago
10.

Rob Jones    

"Sometimes you just gotta choke a m___ f___ out!!"
-Richard Jefferson

2443 days ago
11.

BigT    

an NBA player getting in trouble in a nightclub is still newsworthy?

2443 days ago
12.

Perky    

This guy is a joke, I asked a guy I know who knows about basketball, he said this guy ain't no good.

2443 days ago
13.

George Jefferson    

THIS IS NOT the way weeesyyy and I raised our son to act.......he will be punished when he returns to the condo in the skyyyyy...damn richard got no manners whatsoever now afta bein in the NBA for a few years....I swear I do declaredat weesy will be kicking his asss...

2443 days ago
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Perky    

Yes an NBAer getting in trouble is still newsworthy, only a few elite players ever make it to the NBA.

2443 days ago
15.

Perky    

George Jefferson, that ain't your real name.

2443 days ago
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