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Blake Griffin gets new Las Vegas court date on battery charge

The lawyer for Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin, facing a misdemeanor battery charge in Las Vegas, said Monday he has concluded an independent investigation of the charges.

Defense attorney Richard Schonfeld, who appeared in court on behalf of the NBA star, said he has had discussions with prosecutors about the allegations.

Schonfeld did not disclose what he had discovered.

Las Vegas police investigated a man’s complaint that Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo taken while Clippers players partied at Tao at the Venetian in October.

Celebrity news outlet TMZ quoted a man who said Griffin grabbed his neck, took his cellphone and slapped him after he took a photo at the Strip resort.

Schonfeld said he plans to present his findings to the prosecutors, while the judge set a status check on the case for next month.

Contact reporter David Ferrara at dferrara@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039. Find him on Twitter: @randompoker

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