An Ohio man is claiming Detroit Piston Allen Iverson’s bodyguard attacked him Saturday night while attending a birthday party in Detroit.
Guy Walker told Local 4 he was at the South Beach Pizza Bar when Allen Iverson showed up.
"Everyone was excited because we were among superstars," Walker said. He added that he's followed Iverson's career for years.
Walker said he joined a group of people in the restaurant who were trying to talk and get autographs from Iverson.
"I was like, 'AI, what's going on?' And he was ignoring me," Walker said. "So I was like whatever and went back to my spot."
Walker said Iverson's bodyguard started to give him a hard time and words were exchanged. As he turned to walk away, Walker said the bodyguard hit him.
"We were just jaw-jacking back at each other. And just as I was about to turn, I just felt this pain in my eye," Walker said. "I didn't touch him, I didn't raise my hand or act like I was going to touch him."
Walker was taken to Henry Ford Hospital where he received nine stitches.
Walker said he didn’t know if Iverson knew, or saw, what happened. But he said it's not about getting money or taking legal action.
"It's about what is right and wrong," Walker said.
According to a police report Walker showed Local 4, a man identified only as “Allen Iverson’s body guard,” is listed as the defendant.
The Pistons have not commented on the incident and police have not confirmed the name of the man who is allegedly Iverson’s bodyguard.
No charges have been filed and no arrests have been made. http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/19161834/detail.html