Blake Griffin facing misdemeanor charge in Vegas

Blake Griffin facing misdemeanor charge in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is facing a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a scuffle with a man in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub in October.

Court records obtained Wednesday show the 25-year-old Griffin is due for arraignment Dec. 8 before a Las Vegas justice of the peace on a charge that could get him up to a year in jail.

It wasn't immediately clear if Griffin had a lawyer in the case.

Team spokesman Seth Burton says the Clippers are aware of the complaint, but have no immediate comment.

Las Vegas police had said they were investigating a man's claim that Griffin grabbed him, took his cellphone and slapped him after the man took a photo early Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub at the Venetian resort.

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