Deputy in clash with Raptors president Masai Ujiri considering lawsuit, says lawyer


The Wizards are reportedly pursuing Masai Ujiri, who is under contract for two more seasons with the Toronto Raptors.

The altercation occurred when Ujiri was trying to get on the court after the Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 to win the National Basketball Association championship.

The office does not plan to release the deputy's body camera footage to the public during the investigation, said Kelly, who confirmed the officer is on medical leave.

Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern stated he has seen the body cam footage and he completely supports the deputy and is recommending the case move forward to the district attorney for criminal charges of misdemeanor battery of a police officer against Ujiri.

Officers didn't take Ujiri into custody, and he was allowed to celebrate the Raptors' triumph with other members of the team.

The 20-year-veteran of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office also has a serious jaw injury and is considering filing a lawsuit against Raptors President Masai Ujiri, attorney David Mastagni said. Several bystanders intervened and Ujiri was let onto the court without displaying his credentials. Wizards owner Ted Leonsis shut down reports Tuesday, telling Candace Buckner of the Washington Post the team never planned to talk to Ujiri.

"Our deputy pushed the man back and told him he couldn't go onto the court", Kelly alleged.

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Bay Area reports that a witness said Ujiri was attempting to make his way onto the court when he was stopped by a sheriff's deputy, who claimed he didn't have the proper credentials displayed.

Leonsis also denied reports that the Wizards were planning to offer Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri a package that included an annual salary of almost $10 million.

He says the deputy could file a lawsuit.

Wiener said he recalled the detail "after thinking about it all weekend". "Everybody from the top executives all the way down. know that you must wear credentials to get on the court", he said.

The Raptors said the team is also looking into the altercation and co-operating with authorities.

"We're weighing options right now", Mastagni told The Canadian Press.