It was reported by John Manasso of FOXSportsSouth.com that Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, an Altlanta Hawks commentator, was attacked by a fan after the Hawks’ game, according to a statement released by the Hawks.
Apparently, Wilkins had finished a piece on a post game show, and was still near courtside when the attack occurred. The alleged attacker was Rashan S. Michel, 36, a former NBA and college referee. Michel was arrested and charged with one count of simple battery following the incident.
What is Battery in California?
A battery is defined by the California Penal code as, any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another and is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
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