Alameda Sheriffs Cards Masai Ujiri Black Raptors President At Own Celebration

Tanya Simon
June 16, 2019

The champagne isn't dry on the Raptors' NBA title and the Wizards are preparing to offer Toronto president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri a massive deal that could pay him close to $10 million a year with an opportunity for an ownership stake in the team, ESPN reported late Thursday, citing unidentified league sources. A local television station, NBC Bay Area, shared video from the immediate aftermath of the alleged incident that appears to show another man separating the deputy from Ujiri, who is then led onto the court by Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. That's when he encountered a deputy who didn't recognize him: "Our deputy pushed the man back and told him he couldn't go onto the court", says Sgt.

Kelly told the San Francisco Chronicle that authorities will push for a battery charge against Ujiri. Ray Kelly said. "At that point, several bystanders intervened and the executive did ultimately get back onto the court without displaying credentials".

"This part about striking him in the face, yeah that didn't happen", he added. "He had a right to be there, but he didn't follow the credential policy". "Wiener said, "(Ujiri) had (his credential) in his hand and his hand was down by his side.

Kelly continued, "Mr. Ujiri didn't produce them and pushed our deputy out of the way to gain access to the court". The deputy reported pain in his face and jaw after the incident and was taken to the hospital, Kelly said.

The Raptors said that they are also looking into the altercation and cooperating with authorities.

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"We stare forward to resolving the venture", the spokesperson mentioned. The Alameda County District Attorney's Office said it expected to look into the matter sometime next week.

Ujiri still has two years left on his contract with the Raptors.

According to multiple reports, Ujiri is being investigated for what is being described as misdemeanor battery of a police officer for a moment that occurred as he was trying to get onto the floor after the game.

"We are in contact with the Raptors and local authorities and in the process of gathering more information", National Basketball Association spokesman Mike Bass said.

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