Atlanta Police Investigate Shaquille O’Neal for Alleged Assault

(Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports)
(Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports)

Atlanta police are investigating an alleged assault by former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal.

According to the police incident report, Robert Williams said O’Neal tackled him as he was working at Turner Studios on May 9, 2013.

“Shaquille O’Neal ran out of a room and hit me with a tackle punch to the back knocking me down and falling on top of me injuring my neck and back,” Williams told police, according to the report.

Williams, 44, reported the incident to Turner Security and received medical care.

No charges have been filed.

O’Neal, 42, retired from the NBA in 2011 and has since worked as a lead studio analyst for TNT’s NBA coverage in Atlanta. The 1999-2000 NBA MVP and four-time champion with the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat also is a part-owner of the Sacramento Kings.

SOURCE: 11Alive staff report, WXIA-TV

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