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Shaquille O'Neal

Under Investigation

Allegedly Punched Man at TV Studio

3/24/2014 9:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Shaquille O'Neal is under investigation by Atlanta Police ... after a man claims the ex-NBA star punched him at Turner studios last year ... though Shaq claims the two were simply horsing around.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports ... 44-year-old Robert Williams claims he was working at Turner Studios, where Shaq tapes "Inside the NBA" ... when he was attacked by the big man just after midnight.

"While at work at Turner Studios on May 9th 2013, about 12:30am, as I was performing my duties at work, Shaquille O'Neal 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."

Williams says he reported the incident to Turner Security and was placed under medical care ... though he did not file the police report until July 2, nearly two months later.

As for Shaq, he claims the whole thing is being blown out of proportion -- his attorney told WSBTV, "This was nothing more than horseplay. No one intended for anyone to get injured."

Cops tell TMZ Sports no charges have been filed against Shaq and reinforce that Shaq was never arrested ... but the matter is still under investigation. 

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7:59 AM PT -- The accuser, Rob Williams, apparently worked as a camera operator on "Inside the NBA." 

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42 COMMENTS

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16.

NOT ELMO    

Shaquille O'Neal -- Under Investigation ... Allegedly Punched Man at TV Studio........I BELIEVE IT

220 days ago
17.

Brian    

Shaq shouldn't horse around. At his size a little horsing around can turn into a major injury for the other person.

220 days ago
18.

Stevonez    

Shaq doesn't swallow flies with his mouth open… bats hang from his tonsils...

220 days ago
19.

WUNOTANG-SEXTAPE    

They won't do anything to him. Why even bother investigating?

220 days ago
20.

Santasunsetwoodica    

Looks like kazamm said kabamm kid!

220 days ago
21.

Joao    

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
POOF, GO AWAY!
Investigation Completed
Horseplay

220 days ago
22.

sr    

Come on everyone knows Shaq is just a big kid!

220 days ago
23.

MGFunk    

Robert Williams should be glad Shaq didn't involve his horse diick during horse play1

220 days ago
24.

Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

Another ******** looking for a paycheck?? Leave Kazamm alone bro!

220 days ago
25.

betseymcqueen    

It's so funny people whine about lady gaga and not him. I'm am SO tired of shaq. He's a TERRIBLE actor and I'm tired of seeing his awful commercials every single time I watch tv. Maybe he should go cheat on another wife.

220 days ago
26.

boo boo    

I'm shaq's biggest fan...everyone (especially Charles Barkley) knows Sjaq can't punch. Lol

220 days ago
27.

boo boo    

*Shaq

220 days ago
28.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

He's gigantically tall, isn't he? I would like to see him throw a punch at a normal height person, he'd have to be sitting down or something.

220 days ago
29.

Steve L. Webb    

Shaq is still a Man-Child! You can't take the street-Thug out-of him!

192 days ago
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