Grizzlies, Randolph deny allegations of assaulting woman

Grizzlies, Randolph deny allegations of assaulting woman
(SOURCE: Memphis Grizzlies)
(SOURCE: Memphis Grizzlies)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Grizzlies superstar Zach Randolph was the subject of serious accusations from TMZ.

The celebrity gossip source accused Randolph of beating a woman at a Los Angeles hotel. However, the Grizzlies said those allegations are not true.

The report from the tabloid website alleged Randolph "strangled a victim, causing bruising to her neck."

TMZ said a woman, who claimed to be a model, filed a police report with the Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday. She said the incident happened Wednesday.

Randolph and his agent maintain the allegations are 100 percent false.

Thursday, WMC's Jarvis Greer spoke with the Grizzlies' television play-by-play announcer, Pete Pranica, who said this accusation was a complete shock to everyone.

Randolph was on the plane with the team that left L.A. Wednesday afternoon. The team is currently in San Antonio as they prepare to take on the Spurs, but Randolph will sit out due to a sprained ankle.

Pranica said he did not see any law enforcement in the team's hotel in San Antonio or in L.A, adding that anyone can file a police report.

Randolph has previously faced DUI, battery and drug charges.

Grizzlies head coach Dave Joeger said he's heard Randolph's side of the story and will let it play out.

"I talked to Zach and it sounds like it is all very false, according to Zach. So we will let it play out and see where it goes," Joeger said. "It is a non-story. Until something that comes up that is concrete, which I don't think it has, then it will be a story and we can deal with it."

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