McCloud, Battle scuffle after game

January 23, 1992|By Knight-Ridder News Service

RICHFIELD, Ohio -- The Indiana Pacers' George McCloud slugged the Cleveland Cavaliers' John Battle after last night's game, several witnesses say.

According to several people standing outside the Cavaliers dressing room and two security guards, here is what happened:

Battle and trainer Gary Briggs were at the door of the Cleveland dressing room when Indiana's McCloud came up from behind and punched Battle in the face. Bleeding from the mouth, Battle staggered backward and grabbed a board the size of a 2-by-4. At that point, a guard stepped between the two players and broke up the fight.

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