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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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46.

J. Winters    

People! Especially YOU "FREEDOM, " he did NOT hit her. So stop with your unsubstantiated sexist remarks!

157 days ago
47.

Xianne    

What a bag of s h I t who ever he is . He got all butt hurt his rich athletic ass got turn down . Hope he gets charged . Son of a B I t c h . Hope this lady gets on his ass .

157 days ago
48.

FREEDOM    

LOOKS LIKE THE TRUTH HURTS A MAN CAUGHT RED HANDED.

157 days ago
49.

FREEDOM    

ALL YOU BABIES , GO TO HELL.

157 days ago
50.

Passthepeas    

This stupid clown has (A) Lost his job with the Jets. (B)Lost a massive amount of money after the lady and her lawyers get through with him. (C) Serve time for violent attack and assault. Do these stupid, violent idiots EVER control their sexual impulses? We'll be watching you Jets organization. How are you going to spin this?

157 days ago
51.

J. Winters    

FREEDOM. GET YOUR 350 POUND SELF OFF THE COUCH AND GO GET SOME EXERCISE. THAT WEIGHT IS AFFECTING YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS.

157 days ago
52.

My_Kingdom_For_A_Nose    

HANG 'EM, AND HANG 'EM HIGH!

157 days ago
53.

Rocking     

FREEDOOM..........SUCk MY BALLS !!!

157 days ago
54.

Bronxbomber84    

I hope a racial downpour goes against this guy. It's be nice to see the tables turned

157 days ago
55.

tweb321    

I like how TMZ conveniently left out what the witnesses said. She's just another crazy women.

Pazzo Pazzo manager Dennis Henry said that witnesses, including a bartender, said Thurman did not slap her.

“The allegations are actually false,” Henry said. “They had a conversation. I guess the lady, she was kind of drunk. She was pretty much the crazy person and accused him of slapping her when there were 13 witnesses including my bartender (that said it didn’t happen).”

157 days ago
56.

Mr Barcliff    

THIS SOUNDS LIKE A LIE!!!!!!! SO, ANYONE WHO BELIEVES THIS MUST JUST BE A NEGATIVE THINKING HUMAN BECAUSE AS A HUMAN WITH A BRAIN, WERE SUPPOSED TO THINK A SUCCESSFUL MAN WHOSE 58 YEARS OLD, TRIED TO HIT ON A 28 YEAR OLD WHITE WOMAN, HE'S BLACK AND HE JUST DECIDED TO HIT HER? IN AMERICA, A BLACK MAN WHOSE 58 YEARS OLD, DECIDED TO SLAP A 28 YEAR OLD WHITE WOMAN JUST BECAUSE HE GOT NO PLAY? REALLY? THERES MORE TO THIS STORY!!!! THIS IS WHY RACOSM KEEPS HAVING LIFE, THE MEDIA AND TMZ AND THOSE WHO MAY THINK THERE HELPING ARENT. THIS JUST ADDS FUEL TO A FIRE THAT DOESNT NEED MORE FUEL, IT NEEDS TO BE SMOTHERED AND RID OF(RACISM AND STORIES THAT FUEL IT)!!!!! LGNM

157 days ago
57.

Bandonbound    

Wait a minute, she's holding up her right hand, flipping him off and walking away. He swipes at her with his left hand? How the heck could he slap her across the face?? He'd have to have about a 36" reach and a very flexible wrist joint, and do a 360... do have his hand end up there. Just sayin. Sounds like he took a swipe at a middle finger

157 days ago
58.

FREEDOM    

HOW CAN ANYONE BE SO BLINDED BY THE TRUTH. THURMAN YOU NEED THE ANKLE BRACLET. TO HELP RESTRIAN YOU FROM BEATING ON WOMEN.

157 days ago
59.

Dead@27    

It takes a real man to punch a woman,
and it takes a real bitch to deserve it.

157 days ago
60.

David    

He clearly did not slap her in those pictures. If this is the only "proof" clearly this is bull****.

157 days ago
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