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Wizards star Bradley Beal ‘is being investigated over claims he knocked a HAT off gambler’s head’

‘You made me lose $1,300!’ Wizards star Bradley Beal ‘is being investigated by Orlando police for battery over claims he knocked a HAT off a disgruntled gambler’s head after loss to Magic on March 21’

Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal is being investigated for battery over claims he knocked the hat off a disgruntled gambler’s head during a confrontation, according to a police report obtained by 

As TMZ first reported, Beal was approached by a group of men following the Wizard’s March 21 loss to the Magic at Orlando’s Amway Center. One member of the group allegedly yelled ‘you made me lose $1,300, you f***,’ at Beal.

Beal confronted the fan, calling him ‘disrespectful’ while appearing to knock a hat of one man’s head as the two sides continued to jaw at each other, according to the police report.

‘Keep it a buck,’ Beal said, according to TMZ. ‘I don’t give a f*** about none of your bets or your parlays, bro. That ain’t why I play the game.’

Beal was then ushered into the locker room without further incident. He is now being investigated by the Orlando Police Department (OPD) for battery because his hand allegedly made contact with the gambler’s head when he swatted at the man’s hat. 

Beal is reportedly being investigated over claims he knocked the hat off a gambler’s head


The following is an excerpt from a  March 21 Orlando Police report provided to

‘At approximately 2120 hours, and [redacted] his friend [redacted] met the players of the Washington Wizards in the players visitor’s tunnel, as they exited the court. While greeting the players, [redacted]’s friend made a remark to Washington Wizards player Bradley Beal, stating something along the lines of, ‘you made me lose $1300 you f****’. Immediately after the comment was made [redacted] stated Beal approached him and with his right hand, swatted his hat off his head. In doing so Beal made contact with the left side of his head, hitting him. [Redacted] did not give Beal permission to touch or strike him. [Redacted] provided me a copy of the footage showing the incident, which was entered into

‘While watching the video footage of the altercation, I observed the basketball players exiting the Amway arena through the tunnel, where fans were standing by to meet the players. Beal is seen walking through the tunnel and [redacted] makes a remark stating to Beal, ‘you made me lose $1300 you f***’. Beal, about 20 feet away from where [redacted] and [redacted] were standing, turned around and walked back towards them.

‘Beal was then seen making a swatting motion with his right hand towards where [redacted] was standing. [Redacted] is heard saying that wasn’t him, implying he did not make the comment.

‘[Redacted] and [redacted] then got into a verbal argument with Beal regarding what took place. Beal is heard on the video saying, this is his job, and he takes it seriously. [Redacted] is heard apologizing, implying he did not intend to offend him.

‘Further investigation was conducted. Assisting officers made contact with Away Security and checked for surveillance video from inside the Away in the tunnel area. There was a camera pointing towards the visitor’s locker room. The video shows Beal turning back around after hearing the comment but goes off screen when the incident occurs.’

Spokespeople for the OPD and Wizards did not immediately respond to’s request for more information. 

However, a Magic spokesman did respond to ‘We are aware of the situation and OPD (Orlando Police Department) has taken jurisdiction of the alleged incident.’ 

The game was a poor one for Beal, a 29-year-old who has averaged 23.2 points a game for the season. The former Florida star finished with just 16 points on 4-of-15 shooting as the Wizards were outscored by 10 points over his 31 minutes of action.

The game was tight going into the fourth quarter, but Orlando pulled away with a 35-24 run over the final 12 minutes of action.

Beal has not been charged with any crime.

He’s also never been in trouble with the law, outside of a citation over the tint of his vehicle’s windows in 2014. Beal pleaded guilty in the case, according to a LexisNexis search.

Beal is currently in the first year of a five-year, $251 million deal he signed before the season.  

The alleged incident reportedly took place at Orlando's Amway Center on March 21

The alleged incident reportedly took place at Orlando’s Amway Center on March 21