Former Cleveland Cavaliers player and current free agent, Daniel ‘Booby’ Gibson, turned himself in to authorities, Monday morning, after he was charged with battery, according to New Orleans police.
Police said Gibson punched a man at a New Orleans club on July 8. He is out on bond.
The athlete, 27, released the following statement:
“Earlier this month during the Essence Music Festival, I was involved in an incident with
other individuals while I was out with my wife.
It’s unfortunate that some see opportunity in taking advantage of people who work hard for what they have achieved.
In order to get the matter resolved, I voluntarily turned myself in to authorities in New Orleans. I live for two things:my family and the game of basketball. For my son and other kids who look up to me, I try to be a positive example.
I hope I can raise my son in a world where people have self-respect and can respect each other.
I hope this matter will be resolved as quickly as possible, so I can focus on things that are important in my life.
Once all the facts of the incident come out, I expect to be fully vindicated.”
Gibson is married to singer, Keyshia Cole.
Gibson talked with FOX 8′s Jack Shea over the phone on Monday. Hear what he had to say below.