Fan sues NBA’s Washington Wizards and Bradley Beal, alleges assault in bet spat

Fan sues NBA’s Washington Wizards and Bradley Beal, alleges assault in bet spat

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  • David Purdum, ESPN
April 22, 2023 1:15 PM

A fan is suing Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal and the team over a postgame incident March 21 in Orlando, Florida, alleging battery and assault and asking for damages exceeding $50,000.

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Plaintiff Kyler Briffa of Orange County, Florida, filed suit Tuesday in Florida’s 9th Circuit Court. The suit alleges that after the Wizards lost to the Orlando Magic at Amway Center, Beal was headed to the locker room when he reacted to a remark made by a friend of Briffa’s about losing a bet, turned around and hit Briffa on the side of his head, knocking his hat off. According to the police report on the incident, Briffa’s friend remarked to Beal, “You made me lose $1,300, you f—.”