Chris Brown accused of battery

LAS VEGAS (KRON) — Chris Brown once again is in hot water after a basketball game turned violent in Las Vegas Monday.

Las Vegas police want to talk to the R&B singer who is a suspect in an alleged assault on a basketball court at the Palms Casino Resort.

Brown, who was staying at the resort with friends was allegedly playing basketball with his friends when a fight broke out.  A man told police that Brown punched him, and that when he tried to defend himself, one of Brown’s friends assaulted him as well.

“A verbal altercation on the court led to a physical fight and the victim was punched by another male subject who was later identified as 25-year-old recording artist Chris Brown,” police said in a news release.

Via publicist Nicole Perna, Brown denied being involved in the confrontation.

“Chris is currently in Las Vegas as he is performing at Drai’s on May 5th and receiving a Key to the Strip that day as well,” Perna said in a statement. “He has a suite at the hotel that has a basketball court and invited friends to come play. An unruly individual showed up uninvited and was removed from the premises. Chris was not in an altercation with this person.”

The alleged victim was transported to the hospital and treated for injuries.

When Las Vegas Metropolitan Police tried to locate Brown to talk to him, he was nowhere to be found.

Brown has been given the option of signing a citation for misdemeanor battery, according to LVMPD, or having the case submitted to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

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