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Pippen Charged With Battery After Fiancee’s Accusations

<i> Associated Press</i>

Scottie Pippen, the Chicago Bulls’ all-star forward, was charged with battery after his fiancee accused him of grabbing her and pushing her at his home, police said Saturday.

A domestic disturbance was reported at Pippen’s home at 8:15 p.m. Friday, one night after the Bulls were eliminated from the NBA playoffs by the Orlando Magic.

Yvette Deleone said Pippen had grabbed her by an arm and pushed her against a vehicle, police said. Pippen was charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor, Lt. William Scott said.

Pippen posted a $100 bond and was released, Scott said. The woman did not require medical attention.

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On Jan. 20, 1994, Pippen was arrested by Chicago police on misdemeanor gun possession charges after officers found a loaded handgun inside his illegally parked Range Rover.

Pippen also was released on $100 bond on that occasion. The charges were dropped in February 1994 after a Cook County judge ruled that police had searched Pippen’s vehicle illegally.


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