Toronto Raptors President Faces Criminal Charges After Encounter With Sheriff’s Deputy

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Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri may face criminal charges and a lawsuit after being accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff’s deputy. Ujiri allegedly assaulted the deputy as he was attempting to join his team on the court when they won the NBA championship for the first time on June 13.

The incident occurred when the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, and Ujiri tried to walk past the deputy, who was checking court-access credentials, Sergeant Ray Kelly told the Associated Press (AP). The deputy stopped Ujiri, allegedly prompting him to shove the deputy and curse.

“That’s when our deputy goes hands-on and moves Mr. Ujiri back from the court. Mr. Ujiri made a second, more significant shove and during that shove his arm struck our deputy in the…

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