Report: No Charges Filed Against Jets Defensive Coordinator Accused Of Slapping Woman
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Dennis Thurman doesn’t appear to be in any trouble.
After reports surfaced earlier in the day that the Jets’ defensive coordinator was under investigation for allegedly slapping a woman at a New Jersey restaurant, the Daily News reported Friday night that no charges were filed against the 58-year-old coach.
It turns out the woman who filed the report with the Morristown Police Department was refereed to the department’s violations bureau, the newspaper reported.
In the woman’s report, which was initially reported by TMZ.com, Thurman “showed an aggressive demeanor toward her” and then “out of nowhere, Thurman slapped her across the face” following a disagreement at the outdoor eatery Pazzo Pazzo earlier this week.
In the report the woman says she was shocked and blurted, “You just hit me.”
Thurman later threw his hands in the air and left that section of the restaurant, TMZ Sports reported.
The woman said she was not injured during the incident, but filed the report fearing Thurman could strike other women in the future, TMZ Sports reported.
The alleged incident, however, was news to the people that actually run the restaurant, the Daily News reported.
Thurman, who played eight years in the NFL, was the Jets’ defensive backs coach from 2008-12 before being named defensive coordinator last season.
A Jets spokesperson told reporters, “We take these matters seriously. There have been no charges filed. We will continue to monitor the situation.”
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