Clipper Darrell, who has become one of the most famous Clippers fans in recent memory, Clipper Darrell
A video shared by TMZ shows Darrell arguing with a security guard during the game versus the Celtics on Monday night. Darrell could be seen trying to walk away while the guy impeded his path away. That’s when the altercation turned physical and Darrell took a huge punch to the face.
“That’s when the man in the red balled up his fist and swung on Clipper Darrell—connecting straight with the superfan’s jaw,” TMZ Sports wrote. “Darrell crashed into a nearby trash receptacle…and appeared to lose consciousness.”
The security guard was fired and arrested. Bailey told the site he is on medication and has been suffering from headaches.
Crypto.com Arena president Lee Zeidman told TMZ the issue began with security directing Bailey and other fans to nearby exits.
“Clipper Darrell became involved in a verbal and then physical altercation,” Zeidman said. “After receiving immediate medical attention, Darryl was transported to a nearby hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
“An investigation of the incident was launched which determined the employee’s behavior to be a direct violation of our training and approved responses resulting in the immediate termination and arrest of the employee by the LAPD,” Zeidman added.
Per his website, Bailey has been a Clippers season-ticket holder since the 2000-01 season. He is often seen and heard close to the court heckling opponents.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.