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Kobe Bryant

Absolved in Church Assault Case

2/7/2012 4:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe Bryant
is no sinner ... so says the San Diego City Attorney's Office ... which decided it will NOT pursue charges against the NBA star over an altercation at a local church last year.

Bryant had been accused of flipping out on Thomas Hagos at St. Therese of Carmel Church back in August -- because Bryant believed Hagos snapped his pic on a cell phone during services.

Hagos claimed Bryant wrestled the phone out of his hand, injuring his wrist ... but ultimately found NO pictures in the phone.

Cops investigated the situation ... and now the City Attorney has decided there is not enough evidence to prove Kobe did anything wrong.

The C.A. tells TMZ, "Based upon our extensive investigation and interview of independent witnesses, we’ve concluded that charges cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt."

Case closed.

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Gee, I thought people had forgotten about the rape thing. I guess if you're tall and black and have a large shoe size then it's OK to rape because you are a sports star. Silly old me. I think the Kardashians made this popular.

955 days ago


And once again Kobe gets away with a crime.Wonder how many greedy people he payed off this timeOnce a piece of trash always a piece of trash.

955 days ago


The cities attorney decided there was not enough evidence? I sure hope the District Attorney was involved in the decision.

955 days ago


I have 2 questions:
1. Who has a fight in a church??? DURING SERVICES.
2. Why would someone have a camera phone, ON,in a church in the middle of services.???
People go to church nowadays just to be seen and to use it as a networking spot. You can tell by how people act that they no more listen to the sermon than the man in the moon.

955 days ago
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