Scottie Pippen Questioned by Police Following Nobu Brawl
Former Chicago Bulls player Scottie
Pippen was questioned by authorities in
connection with an assault Sunday
evening outside Nobu's Malibu outpost.
Police responded to a call regarding an
altercation outside the Japanese
restaurant at approximately 6:30 p.m.,
says Los Angeles Sheriff's County
Sergeant Rich Pena.
When they arrived, authorities
interviewed an "injured male adult,"
who was later taken to a nearby hospital
where he was treated for a head injury.
The victim was released Tuesday
morning, police say.
Pippen, 47, was identified by witnesses
as one of the combatants and was
named a suspect for a charge of assault
to commit great bodily harm.
The victim was "taking pictures inside
Nobu restaurant" while Pippen dined
with his family, Capt. Patrick Davoren
tells the Associated Press.
"When Pippen went outside to the
parking lot, the man continued to take
pictures and sought the Hall of Famer's
autograph," Davoren said.
Pippen turned himself in Monday and
was questioned by authorities for about
one hour but was not booked or
arrested, contrary to circulating reports.
"Our detectives are not going to book
and arrest Mr. Pippen," Capt. Davoren
said. "He came in and was very
cooperative and answered a lot of
questions. Our detectives have to do
further investigating, mainly talking to
Pippen, a seven-time NBA All-Star and
Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, retired
after the 2003-04 season as the Bulls'
second all-time leader in points, assists
and steals. He was detained in 1999
under suspicion of driving under the
influence, but the charges later were