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NY Jets Def. Coordinator

Accused of Slapping Woman

... at NJ Restaurant

5/16/2014 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NY Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman is under investigation for allegedly SLAPPING a woman at a New Jersey restaurant earlier this week ... this according to a police report obtained by TMZ Sports ... and we obtained photos taken during the heated exchange.  

A 28-year-old woman has filed a police report with the Morristown PD, claiming she was at the outdoor bar at Pazzo Pazzo restaurant on Wednesday afternoon when she encountered Thurman. 

According to the report, 58-year-old Thurman began hitting on her and offering her drinks -- but she made it clear she was not interested. 

At that point, the woman claims Thurman "showed an aggressive demeanor toward her" and then "out of nowhere, Thurman slapped her across the face."

0516-dennis-thurman-main-01The woman says she was shocked and blurted out, "You just hit me."

TMZ Sports obtained 2 photos taken during the encounter -- one of which shows the woman flipping Thurman off moments before the slap ... and another photo appears to show Thurman following through after the alleged slap. 

After the alleged slap, the woman claims Thurman -- who played 8 years in the NFL as a defensive back -- threw his hands up in the air and left the area. 

The woman claims she was not injured during the incident, but filed the report out of concern Thurman would strike other women in the future. 

We reached out to the Jets -- so far, no comment. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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136.

FREEDOM    

ABUSE IN ANY FORM IS A CRIME.

128 days ago
137.

Dirt McGirt    

13 eyewitnesses including the bartender said the b!tch was drunk and acting crazy. They said Thurman never touched her, and that she's lying. Looks like TMZ got punked again.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/report-jets-d-coordinator-dennis-thurman-accused-slapping-woman-article-1.1795392

128 days ago
138.

Dirt McGirt    

But according to Pazzo Pazzo manager Dennis Henry, her story is a concoction. “The allegations are actually false,” Henry told the Daily News.

“They had a conversation. I guess the lady, she was kind of drunk,” he said.

“She was pretty much the crazy person and accused him of slapping her when there were 13 witnesses including my bartender,” said the manager, who wasn’t present for the altercation but said the bartender insists Thurman did not slap anyone.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/report-jets-d-coordinator-dennis-thurman-accused-slapping-woman-article-1.1795392

128 days ago
139.

Tascer    

Well he shouldn't have to ask 2 times for her to get him a drink.

128 days ago
140.

Beba1973    

No matter what the case may be, he had No right putting his hands on her in Any way for Any reason. He needs to be put on Time Out!

127 days ago
141.

FREEDOM    

THE POLICE FILED CHARGES!!!!!

127 days ago
142.

FREEDOM    

THE JUDGE WILL BE THE ONE TO CONVICT HIM OR NOT..

127 days ago
143.

Oldfart    

I bet if it was a White Ex-nfl coach slapping a black woman, it would've made national news with sharpton&jackson out in front.. It's so funny how the world works

127 days ago
144.

J. Winters    

Wow. FREEDOM is still here talking **** and talking out of her ass. What a loser to spend the last 3 days here about what has become a non-story. Did you have time to go to the candy store and get some more bon bons? Boo hoo FREEDOM. Thurman is a FREE man! He got away with it! bwbhahahaha.

126 days ago
145.

J. Winters    

Apparently, this "woman." Jessie Steinberg, has been arrested before for filing a false claim against another person...."An online background report says Steinberg was arrested on an allegation of filing a fictitious report. No date was given and the case appears to have been dismissed. Steinberg REFUSED TO COMMENT on it.

Where's the outrage TMZ!!??

126 days ago
146.

Cannotdoanythingaboutit    

She's got man arms. Very attractive to the brutha on the down low

125 days ago
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