Fan sues Bradley Beal and Washington Wizards alleging assault in BETTING FEUD, damages worth $50,000

Washington Wizards and Bradley Beal will now be dragged to court by a fan who alleges damages worth $50,000 in a post-game incident back in march.


Fan sues Bradley Beal and Washington Wizards alleging assault in BETTING FEUD, damages worth $50,000

Bradley Beal disheartened. (via NBC)

Kyler Briffa, a resident of Orange County, Florida, has filed a lawsuit against Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards team. The allegations include battery and assault that occurred after a postgame incident on March 21 in Orlando, Florida. The lawsuit seeks damages exceeding $50,000 and was filed in Florida’s 9th Circuit Court. According to the lawsuit, Beal hit Briffa on the side of his head, causing his hat to fall off. Beal’s anger was in reaction to a remark made by Briffa’s friend about losing a bet. Briffa’s friend reportedly told Beal, “You made me lose $1,300, you f—.”

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During the confrontation, Beal allegedly told Briffa, “When you disrespect me, I’m going to press you about it. Do you think this is a joke, do you think this is a joke, do you think this is a joke, do you think this is a joke … because when I press you about it, what are we doing? What are we doing? What are we doing?” The incident was reported to the state attorney’s office by Florida police, and a spokesperson from the office confirmed the existence of a pending civil case but did not provide any further details.

In a postseason news conference, Beal commented on the incident. He stated that he understood people did not want to lose money. Though, comments related to sports gambling should remain respectful and not personal. He also noted that he had noticed an increase in negative behavior related to sports gambling in recent years, highlighting something was wrong. When contacted by ESPN, the Wizards chose not to provide any comment on the issue.

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Bradley Beal and his spoiled reputation at the Washington Wizards

Bradley Beal for the Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal for the Washington Wizards

Bradley Beal had a decent season with an average of 23.2 points per game. Unfortunately, he and the Washington Wizards had a challenging regular season and finished with a record of 35-47. Beal missed the final three weeks of the season due to a sprained knee, which added to his frustration.

Beal has voiced concerns about the future of his team and expressed his disappointment with the team’s performance. He has stated that he is frustrated with how things are going and would like to see improvements. However, some fans have criticized Beal for not taking responsibility for his decision to stay with the team and earn a high salary. They believe that complaining about the team’s performance is just an excuse for not performing at a higher level.

Beal’s reputation inside the team and amidst the fans seems to be drastically decreasing. The player hasn’t been able to do anything good with his time at the Wizards. This lawsuit is bound to tarnish his reputation more. It’ll be interesting to see how Beal goes ahead with the case and what action will the Wizards take.

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