Bradley Beal Reportedly Under Police Investigation After Confrontation with Fan

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Bradley Beal Reportedly Under Police Investigation After Confrontation with Fan

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Washington Wizards star guard Bradley Beal is under police investigation after a fan confrontation last week in Orlando. The incident took place following the Wizards 122-112 loss to the Magic on March 21st.

According to a TMZ report, the fan reportedly heckled Beal after the loss, and the Wizards’ star took the words personally.

The incident happened between Beal and a fan as the Wizards star was walking down the tunnel back to the locker room. One person in a group yelled at Beal that he cost him $1,300 due to the loss. Beal proceeded to allegedly walk toward the fans and knocked a hat off one of their heads.

Beal called the comments disrespectful and had some words with the group of fans. The Wizards’ three-time All-Star was then taken to the locker room by security officials as the situation intensified.

The next day, March 22nd, the fan contacted and met with the police about the incident. The fan alleged that Beal hit him in the head when he knocked the hat off his head. The alleged victim informed police he wanted to press charges on the 29-year-old Wizards star guard. It appears there is enough probable cause to charge Beal with “simple battery.”

There was cell phone video of the incident captured, but police were unable to find any further security footage from Amway Arena documenting the incident despite reaching out to the Orlando Magic in hopes of finding some.

Bradley Beal is having a productive season for the Wizards averaging 23.2 points per game. Washington is currently in a push for the Eastern Conference Play-In tournament. They sit 3.0 games behind the Bulls for the final position.

The NBA and the Washington Wizards have yet to comment on the incident. It is unknown how this incident with Beal will impact his status for the rest of the season.

Author: Matt Rooney

Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.