Scottie Pippen was considered a suspect for felony assault earlier this morning but the Chicago Bulls star has now been cleared of all charges.
Pippen, who was involved in a scuffle outside of Nobu Malibu sushi restaurant in California, turned himself in to authorities today so that they could question him about the fight. Officers said that Pippen was very cooperative and that he would not be arrested.
Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County sheriff’s office, told the Chicago Tribune: “He came in to be interviewed, he’s been cooperative … Mr. Pippen will not be arrested, there’s more here than meets the eye.”
It was reported earlier today that Pippen got into an argument with a man outside of the restaurant on Sunday night. The argument apparently started when the unidentified man requested an autograph.
The argument escalated and eventually led to a fight. Pippen reportedly knocked the man out cold and then left the restaurant. The man, who was not been identified, was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. He has since been released from the hospital.
Pippen has not commented publicly on the incident but police say that he is cooperating with their investigation. Whitmore said: “We are speaking with everybody, including Mr. Pippen … He is not under arrest, he has not been booked.”
Pippen won 6 championships with the Chicago Bulls and was a member of the original Dream Team.