Former NBA star Scottie Pippen spoke to authorities Monday about his involvement in an altercation in the parking lot of a Malibu restaurant Sunday night. The fight sent one man to the hospital. Detectives don’t have enough information to take the case to the district attorney, and have not booked Pippen. Patrick Healy reports from Agoura Hills for the NBC4 News at 4:30 p.m. on June 24, 2013.
NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen is being questioned by detectives following a fight outside an upscale Malibu, Calif., restaurant that sent another man to the hospital Sunday evening.
The former Chicago Bulls star, 47, was being interviewed inside a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department station Monday afternoon over the altercation. The 6-foot-8 former forward walked with his attorney and driver past a gaggle of reporters outside the station without saying a word.
Witnesses had said Pippen was involved in an argument outside Nobu around 6:30 p.m. Sunday that ended with a man being hospitalized with a head injury, the Los Angeles sheriff's office said Monday.
Pippen is a named suspect on a charge of assault with intent to commit great bodily injury.
The Chicago Tribune reported earlier that police were called to the scene, but by the time they arrived, Pippen had already left.
The other man was released from the hospital Monday morning, the sheriff's office said.