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Sports Raptors president Masai Ujiri won't face charges for NBA Finals incident

04:25  23 october  2019
04:25  23 october  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has confirmed that Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri will not face criminal charges for an incident that took place after Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., on June 13.

The DA's office released a statement on Tuesday: 

"The District Attorney's Office has determined that no criminal charges will be filed in the matter. However, Mr. Ujiri attended a meeting with the District Attorney's Office focused on matters that we believe merited constructive, structured mediation and conflict resolution and were better handled in a setting outside of the courtroom."

Ujiri was accused of pushing and hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face as he tried to get onto the court when his team won the NBA title, a police spokesman said on June 14.

A spokesperson for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said Ujiri was making his way to the court when he was stopped by a sheriff's deputy and asked for his credentials. 

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