Lawyer for NBA player Blake Griffin suggests probe sheds new light in Vegas battery complaint

Associated Press

A lawyer for Blake Griffin says prosecutors need to see results of a defense investigation into a man's claim that the Los Angeles Clippers star attacked him in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub.

Attorney Richard Schonfeld suggested Monday the findings shed new light on a man's claim that Griffin attacked him early Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub at the Venetian resort.

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A Las Vegas judge set a Jan. 12 status check in the misdemeanor battery case.

The 25-year-old Griffin didn't appear in court with Schonfeld, and Schonfeld didn't provide details of the defense investigation.

Police say Daniel Schuman told them that Griffin grabbed him, took his cellphone and slapped him after he took a photo of Griffin and Clippers teammates.

A conviction can carry up to a six-month jail sentence.