Battery Charge Against Blake Griffin Dropped

by March 25, 2015

LA Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin is no longer facing a battery charge, as prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor case stemming from an October incident at a Las Vegas nightclub.

Griffin, 26, did not appear in court.

Blake had been accused of slapping a fellow club-goer, and grabbing his cellphone.

Per the AP:

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Tuesday that new information obtained since a battery charge was filed in November made it clear that the allegations couldn’t be proved.


Prosecutor Giancarlo Pesci and defense attorney Richard Schonfeld noted for Justice of the Peace Pro Tem Holly Stoberski that Griffin is an active community service volunteer.


Schuman told police that Griffin grabbed his cellphone after he photographed Griffin and Clippers teammates Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub.