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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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76.

pj    

Damn your ass just missed up a good job. Gonna have to trade that Benz for a kia.

138 days ago
77.

FREEDOM    

HE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH PERSONAL ASSAULT AND HIS NEXT APPEARANCE IS IN COURT. SEE YA THERE.

138 days ago
78.

Rusty Shackleford    

I'll wait to pass judgement. TMZ prints only half truths.

138 days ago
79.

Rigby    

.... no lets have the whole truth. This sounds like its missing something.

138 days ago
80.

FREEDOM    

THURMAN IS IN TROUBLE!!!!!!!

138 days ago
81.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Do they have life band in the NFL? Will he pay 2 million, for allegedly slapping the woman ? Oy gevalt ! Thurman is racist.

138 days ago
82.

L. Ron Hubbard -Scientologist    

Drunken AZZ!

138 days ago
83.

baby    

he is a racist he slapped a white woman, he should be fired and not associated with any team.

138 days ago
84.

char    

Yeah, I'm waiting for CNN and others to report this story. CRICKETS,CRICKETS,CRICKETS

138 days ago
85.

char    

Yeah, I'm waiting for CNN and others to report this story. CRICKETS,CRICKETS,CRICKETS

138 days ago
86.

char    

Yeah, I'm waiting for CNN and others to report this story. CRICKETS,CRICKETS,CRICKETS. Isn't CNN

138 days ago
87.

char    

Isn't CNN going to have this waitress on primetime with AC or Don Lemon? All restaurants have video cameras in them now. Isn't CNN obtaining the video footage from restaurant so AC and Don Lemon can air it primetime ? Have they contacted the NFL yet and asked them what they're going to do about it? CRICKETS CICKETS

138 days ago
88.

FREEDOM    

ITS PUBLIC RECORD BIMBOS, GET YOUR HEAD ON STRAIGHT. FIGURE IT OUT!!!

138 days ago
89.

Now u know.    

What a woman gets slapped and we are calling all avail authorities !!!! Yep sure makes a difference when a woman assaults a man in an elevator. Oh and just so people know the police don't need jayz to file complaint the proof for a prosecutor is in the tape or at least an arrest

138 days ago
90.

vooks    

I'm sure the bartenders didn't see a thing. They know who has deep pockets. I'm sure he is a regular. The good ole boys club lives on!

138 days ago
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