Report: Shaquille O’Neal under investigation for alleged assault at Turner Studios

Shaquille O'Neal

Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is being investigated by the Atlanta Police Department for an alleged assault at the Turner Studios, reports Ryan Young of WSB-TV in Atlanta.

O’Neal, who is now a basketball commentator for TNT, has not been charged with anything.  But the police department is still doing an investigation.

From WSB-TV report:

“(The co-worker) alleged Shaquille O’Neal tackled him to the ground causing injury to his back while they were at work at Turner Studios,” said Sgt. Greg Lyon with the Atlanta Police Department.

The incident took place on May 19 at the studios located at Techwood Drive and 10th Street.

Robert Williams went to the Atlanta Police Department and said that Shaq tackle-punched him, knocking him down and falling on top of him.

Sources told Young that Williams suffered serious injuries.

O’Neal’s attorney, Dennis Roach, released a statement about the incident: “This was nothing more than horseplay. No one intended for anyone to get injured.”

Williams attorney also released a statement: “We understand that the physical attack by Shaquille O’Neal upon Mr. Robert Williams is under criminal investigation. Mr. Williams is presently recovering after surgery.

“However, he does state emphatically, that the permanent injuries he received were not the result of participation in any form of ‘horseplay.'”

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