NBA player under police investigation after spat with fan who lost bet

NBA player under police investigation after spat with fan who lost bet

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  • David Purdum, ESPN
March 28, 2023 7:51 PM
  • David Purdum, ESPN

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal is under police investigation after a postgame incident with a fan in Orlando, Florida, who claimed to have lost a bet, according to police documents obtained by ESPN.

After a 122-112 road loss to the Orlando Magic last Tuesday at Amway Center, Beal and the Wizards were exiting the court and in the visitors’ tunnel, headed to the locker room, when, according to the police report, an unidentified man remarked to Beal, “You made me lose $1,300, you f—.”

Beal, according to the report, turned around and walked toward a friend of the man who made the comment and swatted his right hand toward him, knocking the man’s hat off and contacting the left side of his head.