Clippers' Blake Griffin issues statement regarding altercation

Over the past 24 hours, news broke that Blake Griffin was in an altercation with a team employee. During that altercation, the Los Angeles Clippers' star broke his hand when he reportedly punched the team's equipment manager at a restaurant in Toronto. He was nearly back from a quad tendon injury, and now will be out for roughly 4-6 weeks, maybe longer, with the broken hand.

It's something the Clippers have now addressed publicly with Doc Rivers talking to the media following a statement released from the team that found Griffin's behavior unacceptable. Griffin took to Twitter, posting a picture of a long paragraph explaining Griffin regretting his actions and apologizing to fans and the team for creating a distraction.

We still don't know if Griffin will end up facing punishment from the team for this incident. They clearly don't condone the way Griffin acted, and just like any other work environment, a fight amongst employees is going to result in legal discussions, HR department being used, and much more. The Clippers could still decide to suspend Griffin for a game or more if they want to in order to show the situation isn't acceptable for the team.

Or perhaps they'll look at the month long timeframe as punishment enough.

Blake Griffin apologized for the altercation that broke his hand. (USATSI)
Blake Griffin apologized for the altercation that broke his hand. (USATSI)
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