Cops probe Shaquille O'Neal's attack on co-worker

Mar 27, 2014, 08:22 IST | A Corespondent

Atlanta Police are reportedly investigating an incident involving basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal and Robert Williams, a co-worker at TNT Broadcasting, where the latter has alleged that 'Shaq' attacked him back in 2013.

Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal 

Williams went to the Atlanta Police Department and said that Shaq tackle-punched him, knocking him down and falling on top of him while they were at work at Turner Studios in May 2013.

He said he sustained "permanent injuries" as a result. Williams further claims "the injuries to his neck and spine were so bad, he needed major surgery to repair the damage."

The 42-year-old O'Neal, who retired in 2011 after a glorious 19-year NBA career, has not been charged with any crime for now with his lawyer claiming the incident was mere "horseplay."

Seven-foot-one and weighing in at 325 pounds, O'Neal signed on with Turner Sports and joined the popular Inside the NBA program shortly after retirement.

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