1:08 PM PT -- Police have just released additional details about Gibson's arrest, saying he is accused of punching some guy at a nightclub on July 8th, breaking his jaw. Law enforcement says the fight apparently started with a verbal argument.
According to police, Gibson was booked on 2nd degree battery and later bonded out.
11:42 AM PT -- "Boobie" Gibson issued a statement to TMZ ... confirming he turned himself in to authorities earlier today.
Additionally, Gibson tells us ... "Earlier this month during the Essence Music Festival, I was involved in an incident with other individuals while I was out with my wife."
He continues, "It's unfortunate that some see opportunity in taking advantage of people who work hard for what they have achieved."
Gibson says he takes pride in being a role model for his son and other kids who look up to him -- and adds, "Once all the facts of the incident come out, I expect to be fully vindicated."
Keyshia Cole's husband Daniel "Boobie" Gibson -- a professional basketball player -- has been arrested in New Orleans today ... and according to reports, he's been charged with assault and battery.
TMZ has confirmed ... 27-year-old Gibson -- who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers last season -- turned himself in to the New Orleans Police Department earlier today.
The details surrounding the alleged assault and battery are unclear -- and cops have not identified the accuser.
There are reports that the alleged attack occurred at the Essence Festival earlier this month.
Gibson was released from custody at 11:09 AM local time.
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