OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an investigation of whether the president of the Toronto Raptors pushed and hit a sheriff’s deputy in the face. (all times local):
A Warriors fan says he did not see the president of the Toronto Raptors strike a sheriff’s deputy in the face as the executive tried to enter the court after his team won the NBA championship in Oakland.
Greg Wiener, a 61-year-old season ticket holder, said Friday he was standing next to the officer when the encounter occurred Thursday involving team president Masai Ujiri.
Alameda County sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly told the San Francisco Chronicle that Ujiri tried to push past a deputy who then asked for a credential needed to enter the court.
Wiener said the deputy didn’t ask for any credentials before putting his hand on Ujiri’s chest and pushing him. Wiener says Ujiri shoved him back before bystanders intervened.
Wiener says he was not interviewed by authorities.
The NBA and the Toronto Raptors say they are cooperating with California authorities investigating whether the team’s president pushed and hit…