Deputy Claims Raptors President Masai Ujiri Gave Him Concussion, Jaw Injury

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 18, 2019

TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 02: Masai Ujiri of the Toronto Raptors walks to the court before Game Two of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on June 2, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Mark Blinch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Mark Blinch/Getty Images

A deputy in the Alameda County Sheriff's Office is considering filing a lawsuit against Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri after an altercation on the court following the team's title-clinching win last week, per the Associated Press (via CBC).

Attorney David Mastagni said Tuesday the police officer suffered a concussion and a jaw injury and is currently on medical leave.

"The officer is off work, disabled and wants to go back to work," Mastagni said.

According to the sheriff's office, Ujiri struck the deputy in the face after being asked about his credentials, per Kristofer Noceda and Gonzalo Rojas of NBC Bay Area. They are investigating the incident as a misdemeanor battery on an officer.

Noceda posted video of the end of the altercation, which shows the officer being held back and Ujiri eventually heading onto the court:

Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly said the office is planning to question witnesses about the incident, but at least one witness has disputed the entire claim:

The name of the officer has not been released to the public.

Related

    Report: Rockets Fined $25K for Owner's Comments

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Report: Rockets Fined $25K for Owner's Comments

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report

    Toronto Raptors Player Reviews

    Toronto Raptors logo
    Toronto Raptors

    Toronto Raptors Player Reviews

    Raptors HQ
    via Raptors HQ

    Where Does the Raptors Roster Stand?

    Toronto Raptors logo
    Toronto Raptors

    Where Does the Raptors Roster Stand?

    Raptors Rapture
    via Raptors Rapture

    Boucher Named to 2019 Summer League Second Team

    Toronto Raptors logo
    Toronto Raptors

    Boucher Named to 2019 Summer League Second Team

    Raptors HQ
    via Raptors HQ