The NBA world is talking about Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards on Tuesday and not because of the season he’s having.
Instead, multiple outlets are reporting on the fact that Beal is now under police investigation because of a heated confrontation he allegedly had with a fan following a recent game.
According to reports, Beal and some hecklers got into it after someone said that Beal had cost him $1,300 because of online betting.
Beal allegedly knocked a hat off the fan’s head and is now under investigation for battery.
Bradley Beal is under police investigation for battery after he was involved in a confrontation with some hecklers following a game last week, per @TMZ_Sports
Beal allegedly knocked a fan’s hat off after a fan yelled ‘You f***ed me [out of] $1,300, you f***!’
Beal believed… pic.twitter.com/y6uCYAONCX
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) March 28, 2023
Fans across the web mostly took to Beal’s defense on Tuesday, saying that the entire confrontation was being trumped up and that Beal didn’t do anything wrong.
“We really making a big deal out of someone getting their hat knocked off? Gimme a break,” said one fan while posting a GIF of Kobe Bryant using the word “soft.”
We really making a big deal out of someone getting their hat knocked off? Gimme a break 🤦🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/1qeAqWaK5W
— Kaleb Earls (@K_Earls32) March 28, 2023
Other people said that the investigation was a waste of police manpower and that the heckler “shouldn’t gamble if he can’t handle the risk.”
This was an opinion shared by many people throughout Twitter, who felt the angry fan was solely responsible for losing his money.
this is a stupid waste of police manpower. maybe the heckler shouldn't gamble if he can't handle the risk.
— Benjamin Duer (@bduerREP) March 28, 2023
“Nobody told guy, certainly not Beal, to bet $1,300,” said one fan.
Nobody told guy, certainly not Beal, to bet $1,300.
— Jordan (@iamjordanmce) March 28, 2023
While most people thought that potential charges were silly and that Beal shouldn’t be guilty of any crime, some thought he should be held to a higher standard.
“Bradley gotta take the high road,” said one NBA fan.
Bradley gotta take the high road.
— Michael (@RaidersChatter) March 28, 2023
This definitely will not be the last we hear of this incident and you can bet the police and the NBA will issue a statement soon.NEXT: NBA Star Under Investigation For Postgame Incident With Fans