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LeBron James’ Mom Charged After Assaulting Valet Worker

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The mother of Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James was arrested by Miami Beach police after she reportedly assaulted a valet worker because it was taking too long to have her car delivered.

Police said Gloria James had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and her eyes were bloodshot when officers arrived at the hotel about 4:47 a.m. Thursday.

Police said several witnesses supported valet worker Sorel Rockfeller’s account of the alleged assault.

Gloria James was taken to the Miami Beach Police Department, where she was issued a Promise to Appear on charges of simple battery and disorderly conduct. A police report says she was released to Miami Heat executive Steve Stowe.

Gloria James pleaded no contest to DUI and other charges in 2006.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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