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*Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery for allegedly slapping a man at a Las Vegas nightclub last month.

According to the filing Wednesday in the Clark County District Attorney’s office, Griffin “willfully and unlawfully used force or violence” on Oct. 19 on Daniel Schuman, squeezing Schuman’s hand and shoulder and/or slapping him on the face, reports ESPN.

According to reports at the time of the incident, Griffin was upset by camera flashes in his face and grabbed Schuman’s phone.


(L-R): DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin

Teammates DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul (above) were with him at the club that night but were not involved in the alleged incident, according to ESPN.

According to police, the maximum penalty if convicted is six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

Court records obtained Wednesday show Griffin is due for arraignment Dec. 8 before a Las Vegas justice of the peace.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers commented on the situation last month, saying: “I trust Blake 100 percent. He’s a great kid. We’ll figure it out and get through it.”