NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Atlanta Hawks’ player Thabo Sefolosha has been acquitted in a case stemming from a police fracas outside a trendy New York City nightclub.

A Manhattan jury found Sefolosha not guilty Friday of misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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Prosecutors said he disobeyed police orders to clear the street after another NBA player was stabbed outside the club on April 8.

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The Swiss national said he was moving up the block and trying to give a beggar money when officers grabbed him. He said his leg was broken in the ensuing struggle, causing him to miss the playoffs.

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