Autograph Seeking in Utah is No Joke

by April 24, 2009
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It gets really real in Salt Lake City: “We had an unbelievable scene Thursday morning. As I walked up the ramp to get back to my car, I saw a woman spit in the face of another woman…who happened to be holding a small child in her arms. [Deron] Williams had just driven by and signed, and was able to help connect the dots pregame. It turns out the woman had left her child unattended along 100 South to run back for Williams’ autograph. So the other woman went to collect the child, then yelled at the mom for being so careless. After Williams had driven away, we had the spitting episode, followed by a screaming match. Williams missed that part, but he saw the lead-up. It looked like arena security broke up the fight before it got even nastier. It’s nice that two people can ruin it for all the other autograph-seekers.”