Two big wins for the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday … they beat the Pelicans — and team President Masai Ujiri beat a battery charge.
Remember, Ujiri was accused of shoving a Sheriff’s deputy in the moments after the Raptors won the NBA championship back in June. The officer claimed he suffered a concussion and a jaw injury in the altercation.
Cops investigated for months … and on Tuesday evening — right around the time the 2019-20 NBA season kicked off — the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office finally announced they would NOT charge Ujiri with a crime.
“The District Attorney’s Office has determined that no criminal charges will be filed in the matter,” they said in a statement.
“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 the courtroom.”
Officials say investigators conducted a “thorough review of the entirety of the matter” and ultimately decided against charges.
“Both Mr. Ujiri and the Sheriff’s Dept. were made aware of and were in agreement with the decision to handle this matter by way of the meeting, which took place on Monday Oct. 21, 2019.”
“There will be no further action taken by the D.A.’s Office.”
Unclear if the alleged victim will take civil action — but where there’s money, there’s usually a lawsuit … and Ujiri and the Raptors have money.