Scottie Pippen Questioned by Police Following Nobu Brawl

25.06.2013 03:58

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

other witnesses."

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