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Clippers' Griffin Facing Battery Charge After Vegas Scuffle

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    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin celebrates with guard Jamal Crawford during the second half in Game 7 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 126-121. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is facing a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a scuffle with a man in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub in October.

    Court records obtained Wednesday show the 25-year-old Griffin is due for arraignment Dec. 8 before a Las Vegas justice of the peace on a charge that could get him up to a year in jail.

    It wasn't immediately clear if Griffin had a lawyer in the case.

    Team spokesman Seth Burton says the Clippers are aware of the complaint, but have no immediate comment.

    Las Vegas police had said they were investigating a man's claim that Griffin grabbed him, took his cellphone and slapped him after the man took a photo early Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub at the Venetian resort.