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.

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.