by Aaron Wilson
May 16, 02014
New York Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman was accused of slapping a woman, but won't face charges, according to the Morristown, N.J. police department.
There's no further investigation planned, according to police.
Thurman allegedly slapped the woman after she flipped him off with her middle finger, according to TMZ, which posted a photograph of the incident.
The police issued a statement saying the woman "was approached by a male whom she identified as Mr. Dennis Thurman. The victim alleged that during a conversation, she was slapped by Mr. Thurman who then left the area. The victim advised that she was not injured and left the bar with her friend to go home where she contacted police to report the incident."
The Jets issued the following statement: "We take these matters seriously," a Jets spokesman said in a statement. "There have been no charges filed and we will continue to monitor the situation.”
In the police report, the woman alleged that Thurman was "hitting on" her and offered to buy her drinks.
"She did not entertain much of Thurman's conversation as she is in a relationship and added that Thurman showed an aggressive demeanor toward her and other women at the bar," the police report said. "(She) advised that a short time after, out of nowhere, Thurman slapped her across the face. In shock and disbelief, (she) said 'you just hit me' to Thurman as he threw his arms up in the air in a frustrated manner then leaving the area.
"(She) felt that she was slapped because Thurman was not getting what he wanted from her. (She) and (her friend) then left the bar and contacted police. (She) added that she was not injured and was more concerned for the other women that Thurman has done this to or will do in the future. I suggested to (her) that she stay away from Pazzo Pazzo for some time to avoid any future encounters with Thurman as he is a regular there."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun