Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal is under investigation by Orlando police on battery allegations, according to a police report obtained by The Washington Post, in the wake of a postgame altercation with a fan who claimed to have lost a bet.
Beal and the fan spoke back and forth, and according to details reported by ESPN, Beal approached a friend of the fan who had heckled him, swatted his hand toward him, knocked the man’s hat off and made contact with the left side of the man’s head.
The man was heard apologizing after Beal said he takes his job seriously in video footage of the incident reviewed by police.
No charges had been filed as of Tuesday afternoon.
“We are aware of the situation regarding Bradley Beal in Orlando but won’t have further comment until we’ve gathered more information,” the Wizards said in a statement.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass offered a similar statement: “We are aware of the report and [are] in the process of gathering more information.”