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Park City Police have confirmed to KSL Sports that Jazz Rookies Robert Whaley and Deron Williams were involved in a bar room skirmish in Park City Saturday Night. Whaley and Williams were cited for giving false names to police which is a class C misdemeanor. Both players will have to appear in court within 14 days. The man that provoked the two Jazz players was arrested on Wednesday.
On Monday, Whaley wasn't able to dress for the game with the Pistons because of a cut on his hand. Whaley claimed that he suffered the cut while taking a knife away from his 2 year old son. It has now been confirmed that Whaley injured his hand during the incident Saturday Night which contradicts the story he gave earlier.
Matt Harpring seemed surprised at today's news. News that Robert Whaley's hand was cut, not by a knife his son was holding as Whaley first claimed, but in a bar fight in Park City Saturday Night.
"When I talked to him the other day he said the boy incident, I had no reason not to believe him." Harpring said this morning.
Kevin O'connor felt the same way.
"That's something we're going to have to deal with."
O'Connor said he's angry that Whaley lied about Saturday's incident. But it's not just the LIE he's angry with....it's that the injury on his shooting hand could have him miss several games.
Tune in to Eyewitness news at 4, 5, and 6 for the latest on the incident involving Whaley and Williams.