Police Review Allegations Against NBA Player

Police Review Allegations Against NBA Player

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News Specialist Jill Atwood reporting Police say they may soon ask the District Attorney's office to screen possible felony charges against a Washington Wizards basketball player for an alleged assault.

Detectives say the incident occurred while the team was in Salt Lake to play the Utah Jazz. Last month we had limited information as to what allegedly happened. But police reports show the woman's story is very detailed, and police say "credible."

She says she was drugged at a local bar, and then, the 6-foot-9 basketball player took advantage of her at the Grand America Hotel.

Tonight detectives have a request into Jahidi White's attorney. They have yet to question him, but now that their case is coming together, they have quite a few questions for him.

The woman says she had a few drinks at the Manhattan Lounge, the last one purchased by White. She says halfway through that drink she felt sick and dizzy.

Once at the Grand America she started to feel even worse. That's when she says she passed out on a bed.

A Salt Lake City police report goes on to say "She was awakened when she felt her head hit the headboard of the bed. She then noticed she was naked and lying on her stomach. " She says White was forcing himself on her, and when she told him to stop, he said, "just relax."

Detective Dwayne Baird says the amount of time that has passed in this case without questions for Mr. White has nothing to do with who he is. Police are just making sure they're not missing anything.

"We treat these cases exactly the same, no matter who these people are, and whether they are rich and famous or whether they're John Q. Public. And the fact that he has a high profile lawyer and has a lot of money to spend in this kind of case, the facts remain that if in fact he did committ these crimes, we will prosecute him."

A call to White's attorney, Ron Yengich, was not returned today. At this point detectives are just waiting for some lab results before proceeding.

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