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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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91.

J. Winters    

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman, accused of slapping a 28-year-old woman at a Morristown, N.J., restaurant, won't face charges, the Morristown police department announced Friday. Police said there will be no further investigation into the matter.

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/39122/police-thurman-not-charged-in-bar-incident

Suck on it FREEDOM!

127 days ago
92.

FREEDOM    

HEY WINTERS !!!!! THURMAN WAS INVESTIGATED AND CHARGED......... THE POLICE ARE NEVER INVOLVED THERE AFTER. YOU IDIOT!!!!NOW THE COURTS PROSECUTE DO YOU GOT IT YET PANZY!!!!!!!

127 days ago
93.

UPYOURS    

WTF? People need to keep their damned hands to themselves. Male or female.

127 days ago
94.

Dee    

Just read where this lady may have been drunk and witnesses are saying she was pretty much the aggressor. TMZ...why not update your story, so FREEDOM will stop having brick babies

127 days ago
95.

FREEDOM    

DEE ,CEE, BEE , TO BAD YOU CAN'T HANDLE TMZ!!!!!!

127 days ago
96.

JM    

I wish I had a dollar for every time some male hoodrat hit on me and went ballistic when rebuffed. This is not that uncommon. He's slappin' a ho just like the rap songs instruct guys to do today. No social skills.

127 days ago
97.

FREEDOM    

UPDATE -DEE IS TELLING TMZ HE SNIFFING HIS MAMAS BATH SALTS......

127 days ago
98.

Rocking     

If you're FREEDOOM haters ,,,,,arrow up !!

127 days ago
99.

FREEDOM    

WHAT IS IT JAIL BREAK TIME!!!

127 days ago
100.

FREEDOM    

ROCKING DID YOU SAY YOU HAVEN'T HAD A JOB OR BLOW JOB.

127 days ago
101.

guest    

Some of these comments bringing up race are ridiculous... for one thing he is only partly black. He is also part native american. He is partly descended from the Slappaho tribe.

127 days ago
102.

CommonSensory    

That can't be a slap follow-through...I would buy it if they said he'd back-hand pimp slapped her...otherwise, the physics aren't there.

127 days ago
103.

Sips    

What's new typical see it everyday where's all the bad media o wait just another black man hitting a white women no controversy but God for bid it was a white man there would be outrage love it know your roll

127 days ago
104.

FREEDOM    

ITS COMMON SENSE NOT TO SLAP A WOMEN.

127 days ago
105.

FREEDOM    

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST.

127 days ago
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