Wednesday, July 31, 2013

NBA player Daniel Gibson accused of breaking man's jaw after he spoke to Gibson's wife, singer Keyshia Cole.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson surrendered to authorities Monday on charges that he allegedly broke a man's jaw at a club in New Orleans in early July. Gibson, 27, husband of R&B singer Keyshia Cole was booked with second-degree battery, according to an Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office.
The incident occurred July 8 at a club in the 300 block of Andrew Higgins Street in New Orleans, according to court records. Gibson and Cole walked by the man, who allegedly thanked Cole for "keeping it real."  Cole had recently performed at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.
The man then turned to tell a friend something, and Gibson allegedly punched the man in the jaw, court records said. Bystanders restrained Gibson while the victim was escorted out of the club.
The man was taken to a local hospital, where doctors determined his jaw had been fractured, court records said. The victim later identified Gibson as his attacker in a photograph line-up.

Gibson, of Westlake, Ohio, surrendered to the New Orleans Police Department on Monday at 9:45 a.m. He was later released on a $20,000 bond. In a statement to TMZ, Gibson said, "Earlier this month during the Essence Music Festival, I was involved in an incident with other individuals while I was out with my wife. It's unfortunate that some see opportunity in taking advantage of people who work hard for what they have achieved."
Gibson told TMZ he looks forward to being vindicated when the facts come out.

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