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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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31.

FREEDOM    

I WOULD OF HAD MY HIGH HEEL THRU HIS HEAD.

130 days ago
32.

Whocatea123     

At least he didn't punch her. ........ Next

130 days ago
33.

FREEDOM    

THERMAN IS A LITTLE MAN. HAS TO HIT WOMEN. OHHHH!!!! HAVE FUN IN THE CLINK.

130 days ago
34.

J. Winters    

Bunch of effin tools! There's been an update that the restaurant owner and several witnesses claim that Thurman did NOT hit the woman. You should all be ashamed of yourselves, especially YOU Harvey Levin. I can't believe what you have become after being a law professor at my school! What a dooshy gossip monger you are!

130 days ago
35.

FREEDOM    

JUST SHOWS WHAT A TERRIBLE PERSON HE IS.

130 days ago
36.

Sue79    

Big whup.

130 days ago
37.

Dee    

So who was it, that just so happened to be all up in their face, ready to take this pic? Something's not quite right about this.

130 days ago
38.

Mark    

Racist and sexist, should be banned for life!

130 days ago
39.

J. Winters    

Guess what? Several witnesses, including the owner of the restaurant, said that Thurman did NOT hit the woman. So all of you jump to conclusion idiots can carry on somewhere else.

130 days ago
40.

TheBlondes    

Just curious as to why her back is facing him in these photos if he just "followed through" with a slap to her face. It appears to me that she is flipping him off as she is walking away.

130 days ago
41.

FREEDOM    

HE CAN'T HANDLE REJECTION, THE LADY CLEARLY DIDN'T WANT HIS COMPANY. WHY IS HE CHASING AROUND A WHITE GIRL FOR. PREMADATATED, HE WANTED TROUBLE. BUT IT BACKFIRED.

130 days ago
42.

FREEDOM    

THE NFL SHOULD FINE HIM, SUSPEND HIM. JUST FIRE HIM.

130 days ago
43.

FREEDOM    

NEW YORK JETS SUPPORT PHYSICAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.

130 days ago
44.

J. Winters    

FREEDOM, you need to get some help. Stop disparaging someone without knowing the facts!

130 days ago
45.

FREEDOM    

TAKE ACTION NFL.

130 days ago
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