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    I wonder if Shaq will not appear on Inside the NBA for a while till this is over.. personally I hope so as he was a pointless addition to the show anyways. Rather have C-Webb or even Rick Fox as the 4th dude if necessary.

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    Report: Shaquille O’Neal under police investigation for incident at TNT studios

    Shaquille O’Neal has been a very public friend to law enforcement at every stop on his NBA career, but now the TNT analyst is finding himself on the wrong end of police attention.

    Shaq is being investigated for a possible assault as part of an incident from March 19 at the TNT studios in Atlanta, reports WSB-TV in Atlanta after obtaining the police report.

    Through his attorney Shaq has denied any wrongdoing.

    Let’s get the disclaimer out there first — being investigated is very different from being charged with a crime. Someone has filed a complaint against O’Neal but the truth of what really happened is far from clear, that’s what police are trying to sort out. Here is the key parts from the WSB-TV report:

    Channel 2’s Ryan Young obtained a police report detailing the incident, but so far, O’Neal has not been charged with anything…

    “(The co-worker) alleged Shaquille O’Neal tackled him to the ground causing injury to his back while they were at work at Turner Studios,” said Sgt. Greg Lyon with the Atlanta Police Department….

    No one ever called police that night. O’Neal has not been charged. But the police department is still doing an investigation….

    O’Neal’s attorney, Dennis Roach, sent a statement about the incident saying, “This was nothing more than horseplay. No one intended for anyone to get injured.”

    The victim’s attorney said that surgery was required for the injuries sustained. The intent of O’Neal in any incident very well may not matter.

    At this point in any investigation it is wise to take everybody’s account with a grain of salt. Or a handful. And to question what everyone’s motivation may be.

    It will be interesting to see how TNT handles this. Because the alleged incident took place on their property you can bet that the company’s lawyers will be all over this as well.

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    Sounds like someone setting themselves up for a civil suit.
    Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right.” ― Ricky Gervais.

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    When horseplaying goes wrong.....

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    It looks like he was just "Shaq-ting a fool" a little too much.

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    So most likely this employee asked Shaq for little help on the medical bills that he caused, and Shaq and his Lawyers said No you have insurance through the company, use them? Though if injury happened at the work place then some sort of workers comp would kick in and cover the surgery i would think. Hard to imagine an episode of horseplay would result in a police investigation. Dude must have really offended the guy at some point.
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    O’Neal’s attorney, Dennis Roach, sent a statement about the incident saying, “This was nothing more than horseplay. No one intended for anyone to get injured.”
    It's fun & games until someone get hurt. Courts rarely care about intent.

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    Shaq's too big for horseplay. That's more like Elephant or Rhino-play. If this were Kenny Smith, we probably wouldn't be talking about this right now.

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    The article on ESPN said that shaq tackle punched him...what the **** is a tackle punch lol
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    The article on ESPN said that shaq tackle punched him...what the **** is a tackle punch lol
    It's like an elbow kick.
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    So most likely this employee asked Shaq for little help on the medical bills that he caused, and Shaq and his Lawyers said No you have insurance through the company, use them? Though if injury happened at the work place then some sort of workers comp would kick in and cover the surgery i would think. Hard to imagine an episode of horseplay would result in a police investigation. Dude must have really offended the guy at some point.
    Worker's comp wold come into play only if the injured employee was "on duty" at the time, and the injury happened in the course of that employee doing his/her job. Otherwise, the Workmans Comp insurance company would deny the claim, and it would need to be filed with TNT's liability insurance carrier. That is if TNT is liable as opposed to the injured going after Shaq individually.

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    Shaq obviously isn't all that worried about it. He cracked a joke about "already being in enough trouble" after the Dallas-OKC win last night, which elicted laughter from the rest of the crew.
    Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right.” ― Ricky Gervais.

    What if someone from a school of business or management school were to ask, How did you do this? How did you get the Pacers turned around? Is there a general approach you've taken that can be summarized?

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