Bradley Beal was the subject of an investigation conducted by the Orlando Police Department last month for an incident with a fan following Washington’s March 21 loss to the Magic.
Beal allegedly slapped fan Kyler Briffa on the side of the head for comments his friend made directed at the Wizards star. As Beal headed toward the locker room, Briffa’s friend allegedly said: “You made me lose $1,300, you piece of (bleep).”. Beal confronted Briffa instead of his friend, pressing him for alleged “disrespect,” via David Purdum of ESPN.
Briffa is now suing both the Wizards franchise and Bradley Beal over the incident over allegations of assault and is seeking more than $50,000 in damages.
Beal addressed the incident after the Wizards’ season ended, insisting on the growing animosity shown by betting fans against players who make them lose money. It is a sentiment shared around the league this season.
“Nobody wants to lose money. I understand. If you keep talking about sports, I agree. But I think it goes beyond that when the accusations start getting personal, talking about your family, talking about your character, your integrity towards the game. I think all of that, we can avoid that. We can really keep these comments to ourselves.”, said the Wizards star.