Kobe Bryant Accused Of Injuring Man At Southland Church

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is accused of injuring a man at a Southland church.

Bryant allegedly grabbed a man’s wrist and cell phone at St. Therese of Carmel in San Diego Sunday.

The man claims Bryant thought he had taken pictures of him and his family on his cell phone, but returned the phone after discovering there were no pictures.

The alleged victim claims he had to go to the hospital to treat a wrist injury.

Police in San Diego are now investigating.

Bryant has not commented on the incident.

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  1. Common Sense says:

    Why was this person using his cell phone inside church to begin with? I think its another case of someone trying to make a fast buck at a celebrities expense. That person should be ashamed.

    1. Ali Razeghi says:

      WOW, really? Why was he using a cell phone in church?? With the passage of Liviticus 8:14:
      “And He said upon the mortals, tweet freely ye mighty, and let thy SIM cards roam free upon this blessed house”

      You need to re-read the bible.

    2. yvonne says:

      chill, let a fan be a fan, why not take a picture of him, it wasnt like he was doing anything wrong. you know that the only thing the public thrive on are the negative things.

    3. Fredjonesiii says:

      Um, NO, more like a narcissistic, egotistical fathead (Kobe) thinking someone wants his picture because he’s so full of himself. The guy was probably just playing a game on the phone because church is so darned boring. Bryant needs to get a grip on reality. Not everybody thinks he’s God. I wish Bryant would just go to fricking China and leave the rest of us alone.

      1. Rebecca says:

        I was thinking the exact same thing! Thank you!!!!

      2. Ryan says:

        I agree. I’m a huge laker fan but what gives him the right to grab another person’s cell phone. Unbelieveable.

    4. Brad says:

      Well, at least he didn’t rape somebody again. Just assulted them this time.

      1. amelnaz says:

        Time for him to go to China and pull his pranks. Maybe he’ll like it there and stay!

    5. JU JU QUON says:

      OF COURSE!, YES! THANK YOU! DITTOS….

    6. Embrace Love says:

      dont take pictures in a church loser
      http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com

  2. Sportsmanship says:

    that’s the price celebrities pay for being famous – you can’t just decide to turn off your “fame level” whenever you feel like it, even in a church. hearing that bryant allegedly grabbed another person’s property and took possession of it doesn’t surprise me a bit. technically, that’s robbery under the law, but this arrogant, pompous, and pampered athlete with a sense of entitlement won’t be arrested or face any real consequences for it, i’m sure.

      1. SkyMan77 says:

        i totally agree, He’s been reading to much of his own PR. Kobe needs to pay and pay dearly. Tha’lll still be couch chance to him though

  3. Kelly Ng says:

    RUBBISH! WHO DOES KOBE BRYANT THIN HE IS???? YES HE IS A RICH TALENTED BASKETBALL PLAYER. THAT” IT. I HOPE HE GET SUED FOR SUCH AN ACT>

  4. Jason says:

    That is not only assault but theft also. Prosecute him please.

    1. Shiggity says:

      YAWNNNNNNN

      1. A RICH says:

        FANtastic – AMEN

    2. JU JU QUON says:

      JASON,
      MEET ME AT THE “BLUE PARROT” IN WEST HOLLYWOOD AND I WILL DEMONSTRATE AN ASSAULT YOU “ADAM-HENRY!”

      1. The Big Logic says:

        Isn’t that an anomalosexual establishment?

  5. Astonished says:

    By law, there is no presumption of privacy in public places, so Kobe had no right to think he could dictate who or what pictures are taken in a church, which is a public place. If he doesn’t want his picture taken STAY HOME!

    I don’t know who would want a picture of that egotistical braggart anyway.

    1. JU JU QUON says:

      SO “AST”,
      LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT. IF I FIND YOU SITTING DOWN (OR STANDING) IN THE WALMART BATHROOM. I CAN LEAN OVER AND TAKE YOUR PICTURE, CAUSE WE ARE BOTH IN A “PUBLIC” PLACE!
      YOU TOO ARE A MORON (I.Q. 40-59)

  6. alg says:

    Kobe Bryant is a jumper. He’s made a lot of money jumping around.

    Now in this case he was JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS!
    This one is going to cost him some money…
    Maybe next time he will ask to see before smacking around a FAN!!!!

    1. JU JU QUON says:

      ALGAE ! COME HERE AND LET ME “SMACK” YOU!
      YOU TOO ARE A MORON (I.Q. 40-59)

  7. kurt says:

    Dude’s just gonna ca$h it in to Kobe and probably the dude has Gumby wrist.

  8. Rick says:

    Do not worry Kobe, your wife is so ugly that she would have broken that camera.

    1. A RICH says:

      WOW – REMEMBER This ONE: Who Called their Own Mama Broken – SMH

  9. C of L says:

    At what point does the laker’s PR machine simply explode, like an overstuffed egotistical balloon? Most of America would gladly press on without a daily story of kobe doing: whatever? Or Ron Artest doing: Anything? Ron Artest? Really? Outside of anyone with a last name beginning with “A”, NO ONE CARES?

    Whatever editor helps America put an end to this drivel will get millions of write-in votes for President!!! Geez.

  10. James says:

    If you weren’t in the room with Kobe and the woman in Colorado, then you don’t know what happened and you have no grounds on which to call her a “Hoe,” unless you’re trying to say that she looks like the farming implement. Rape is a tough crime to convict, but just because he wasn’t convicted doesn’t mean that he didn’t rape her.

    1. Aaron says:

      I just looked up HOE in the dictionary…

      Here’s the evidence that was presented at the hearing, all from the prosecution witness and his reports:

      The accuser told the officer she had consensual sex a June 27 or June 28, two to three days before her encounter with Kobe on June 30. Her partner was wearing a condom.

      June 30: Sex with Kobe. The officer says the accuser provided him with the underwear she wore durign the encounter when he went to her home to interview her on the afternoon of July 1.

      July 1: Later on July 1, the accuser goes to Valley View Hospital for her rape exam wearing yellow knit underwear that is not the same underwear she wore during the encounter with Kobe, which she had already provided to the police. The yellow underwear contains blood and semen. The semen is tested for DNA and it is not Kobe’s semen. A caucasian pubic hair is also found in her underwear.

      If the partner in encounter number 1 was wearing a condom, the logical inference is there would be no semen in her underwear afterwards–particularly three days afterwards. Thus, three men in three days.

      1. AlphaKennyJuan says:

        So, Aaron, let me see if I understand you correctly: You’re calling the woman names because she had sex with three different men in three days? I don’t know about you, but I think we should be encouraging women to behave that way. Jeez, instead of calling her names, I’d rather be calling her … and inviting her over.

    2. Don says:

      He pays her millions to settle a civil suit that she drops the criminal charges. GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY

  11. FU says:

    He’s a rapist…of course he beats people up in church…

    1. Adam says:

      Your a complete joke for saying that, did kobe do jail time…..nope

      1. Debbi says:

        He did rape her and just because he paid a hefty amount to stay out of jail does not mean he didn’t do it.

    2. JU JU QUON says:

      TO FU & DEBBIE (PROB MY EX!)
      BOTH OF YOU ARE MORONIC, DIVORCED, WOMEN!
      YOU BOTH GET SPECIAL ATTENTION FOR THE I.Q.
      SCALE. YOU BOTH ARE RATED LESS THAN ZERO!

  12. julita says:

    You would think a low life like kobe would want pic of his sorry self attending a church survice to be published. Might improve it creepy image.

  13. Baker4 says:

    Kobe Bryant goes to church??

  14. dinaslaw says:

    Seriously ??? He attacks a man in CHURCH because he might be taking a picture ??? A day of no Kobe would be great – to never hear or see that name again would be a true blessing !!!! His behavior is disgusting – on and off the court !!!!

    1. Adam says:

      Obviously you dont like good basketball, he is an all time great. Jordan, miler, johnson, IRving……bryant

      1. Cheryl says:

        I so agree with you Adam. Kobe is a great basketball player and in return very rich. Sad to say, when other people don’t have what they want, they hate the ones that do. People will do anything to try and get a free ride. He works his butt off to be where he is and make a name for himself.

        I also agree that the girl in Colorado wanted to get him in bed, got what she wanted and then cried rape later after telling her friends she had sex with Kobe Bryant and they set up a plot to make money.

  15. Sollie says:

    Assault and Battery – throw his ego ass in jail after he pays the man.

    1. sweetrp says:

      do u want to get paid also? just say he broke your ipod! ez money

    2. JU JU QUON says:

      SALLIE!
      THE 21 Y.O. WAS TREATED (OMG!) FOR A SPRAINED WRIST! DOES THIS ALSO RATE A 911 CALL AND TRANSPORT TO A HOSPITAL? TRY A VET HOSPITAL. BECAUSE YOU WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A BRAIN THE SIZE OF A HORSE’S, A WALNUT! TO BELIEVE THIS PERSON WAS INJURED!
      YOU TOO ARE A MORON! (I.Q. 40-59)

  16. Fredjonesiii says:

    By your username, Da One, I see you are just as egotistical and narcissistic as Kobe B. And it’s COME ON have some respect. Dude.

  17. Sheldon Mann says:

    This incident is just another example of the self absorbed nature of many athletes and the wrong headed priorities of those who follow them. Maybe Kobe is like so many others who attend Church today, they claim to be Chrstian but deny the power of God in thier lives.

    1. Yvette Caroll says:

      Yvette

      I am surprised that KB goes to mass.. Also I agreee with you that many who attend church today do not apply biblical teachings to their lives or understand the power of God in our lives.

  18. Keith Burrell says:

    i would have woop kobes’ ass…

  19. pattyfied says:

    KOBE NEEDS TO GO TO CHINA AND STAY THERE,HES A BAD SPORT.

  20. Louise says:

    So much hate. I expect that he wanted privacy for he and his wife in church. Funny how the bloggers excuse the worst kind of behavior from other sports stars. Is it because Kobe isn’t your usual black thug???? Speaks other languages,raised in Europe, in church on a Sunday. The guy was taking a pic so he could brag to his buddies about being in church with Kobe. Hard telling what has been going on that made K overreact. The guy will milk his sore wrist for all it is worth, trust me.

    1. joey says:

      Sorry but Kobe assaulted him without provocation. He should be jailed for this BS.

    2. Astonished says:

      You know so much about this. Were you there? And I don’t see anyone excusing the behaviors of other sports stars. By-the-way, there were no pictures on this person’s cell phone, so exactly what was he going to brag ab out again?????

  21. Selena says:

    Please allow Kobe and his family some privacy- Kobe should sue that idiot for harrasment- Kobe, do not pay this idiot one pennny!!!- there are thousands of us who support and love you and your family- ignore the haters!

    1. jimmy says:

      wth you talking about??? Kobe should sue? are you that dense.

      1. Cheryl says:

        Sounds like you are the dense one, Kobe should have his right to worship without people trying to use him to make a buck

  22. Katy says:

    Kobe once again in the spotlight..If he’s not on the court yelling slurs or cuss words at players, he’s off the court causing trouble as well. I’m sick and tired of hearing about him and Kobe this Kobe that..I live in Los Angeles and HATE the Lakers. Well Hopefully he has another 6 million in his pocket for a diamond ring OPPS I mean lawsuit from the man in the church..

  23. Malcolm says:

    OMG! HIs wrist is hurt? What a p****y. And people really think he should get paid? How much money is your manhood worth?

    1. Johnny W Graves says:

      you are a hater with your broke ass

  24. Adam Thoma says:

    Everyone on this blog that is downing kobe bryant to be sued must not have made it through middle school. The guy that Kobe thought was taking pictures of him, obviously wasnt hurt and just went to the hospital to make a story out of it. All that guy wants is to have kobe bryant have a bad rep becasue he didnt let him snag a picture. How hurt can you get when kobe bryant a point guard in the nba takes your phone from you, you arent going t break your wrist. My father is is an orthopaedic surgeon and I know kobe couldnt have done more then bruised the bone and put ice on it for two days and its good. The guy that wants to “sue” wont even make money.

    1. JU JU QUON says:

      ADAM,
      MIDDLE SCHOOL? TOO MUCH CREDIT! TRY THE FIRST GRADE! THOSE PEOPLE RATE I.Q. OF 40-59…MORONS!

  25. AJinDallas says:

    Kobe should vigilantly protect his family in a PhotoShop era. A perv took a picture of me and my child once in a coffee shop, it’s unnerving and you feel helpless. If I’d been able to physically stop him I would have. Instead, he walked away and I looked like a hysterical female. If there was no threat, Kobe pays medical and keeps it moving..
    Ali: “Leviticus. Leviticus.” Any comment that acerbic should….well, you know.

  26. AJinDallas says:

    Louise, best comment of the day. Thank you. And you’re right. People yell about the athlete being the brute but what kind of despicable person encroaches on another’s place of worship? No, he didn’t have the images, Kobe nipped it in the bud. Bryant family, don’t let this stop you from practicing your beliefs. If the “victim” was there trying to get celebrity images on the DL, he’s in church for the wrong reason. And if he’s really following the good book, this will be the last we hear of it because beleivers aren’t running to the courtroom (or TMZ or a publisher) to settle a dispute with another believer. That’s 1 Corinthians 6: 1-8. Time will tell.

  27. C of L says:

    AJinDallas:
    Next time hike your skirt up and you may be “able to phsycially stop him…”

    1. AJinDallas says:

      Such ignorance…. but I’m turning the other cheek.

  28. lou says:

    I have to agree with most of the comments Kobe is a joke, but im sure he will receive a slap on the wrist and all forgotton. “Go Mr. Kobe”

  29. stophating911 says:

    all you kobe bryant haters, need to go somewhere and get a life. You all are really pitiful. He did nothing to anybody. Like always that guy is trying to get some money, if it was an ordinary joe blow he wouldnt have said anything. I ‘m tired of you people trying to target these stars to get money. All Of you need to go to hell or just pray, HATERS……

  30. Tim says:

    They should have got rid of Kobe “the rapist” Bryant along time ago. (Lakers)
    I can’t stand to look at the shmuck

  31. Jesse Jackson says:

    Wow, Kobe is black??? I had no idea. Did everyone else know this?

    Clearly then he is a criminal, as all blacks are.

  32. Kobe's Beef says:

    Kobe is a mentally unstable nignog. He should be jailed for incidents like this. Sadly rich fools like him get a free ride because he’s black. He found no pictures on the phone and then failed to apologize to the man for assaulting him. If someone did that to him, they would be in jail. Where is the justice?

    1. JU JU QUON says:

      HE DID APOLOGIZE! YOUZ A MORON! (IQ 40-59)

  33. Maria says:

    Ok, seriously, GET A GRIP, you Kobe-haters. You don’t know what that guy was really doing on his cellphone; maybe he WAS trying to invade Kobe’s and his wife’s privacy by taking pictures of them. Just because you guys have a thing against Kobe doesn’t automatically make him the bad guy. Kobe’s not some super-human beast who can break a wrist just by taking something from someone’s hand. The cellphone guy just made a big deal out of a minor incident because he either wants his 10-second spotlight of fame, or he just wants money. This whole thing is utterly ridiculous, and is only adding another item to the list of worries that Kobe probably already has (what with the NBA Lockout and all).

    1. Heather says:

      Who the hell cares if the guy was trying to take a picture of him or not? Bottom line is do what your momma told you to do and keep your hands to yourself. I don’t care who you are or what you think I’m doing I am a first degree black belt and carry a 9 mil at all times, touch me and your ass is hitting the ground.

      1. JU JU QUON says:

        “H”
        WHO WOULD WANT “YOUR” PICTURE? DUMB & DUMBER 3? NEW ISSUE OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY?

  34. Shiggity says:

    Thanks for all the free entertainment trolls. A bunch of internet lawyers in here. Watching Judy Judy doesn’t make any of you a lawyer. Grow up, jealousy will get you no where in life. So quick to judge..

  35. Virginia Slimshady says:

    Clearly in this day and time if someone points a camera at you whether you are a celeb or not, It would trip you out which I think the case had to be that , or he would have not grabbed it, You have all kinds of people out there looking for ways to come up and make a quick dollar. I, or either of the people on here were not there, so stop being judgemental !!! Unless you be judged for youre actions as well, I think Church is were we all need to be daily really in this wicked time!Also I don’t see any one of us out there using our gifts, and skills to make as much as he does, and deal with all that he had too as well Stop HATING !!!!!!!!! and do what GOD ‘s 1st commandment says LOVE one another !!! DESOTO, Slimshady

  36. Al says:

    He should be jailed! He should be this he should be that!!! You guys wish you had his life & are jealous. He’s a human just like everyone else & is living his life the way he wants to. He is a great basketball player that has made some bad descions & they are just magnified due to who he is. Every last one of you speak like you are saints. All you do is make him more popular either way, while he lives his lavish life style. It is so easy to sit where you re at & judge. Take a look in the mirror what are you about? The neagative vibe is soooo tired!

  37. Jane Doe says:

    Um, whys Kobe even watching what others are doing in church? and he cheated on his wife–whether or not it was consensual some..people here blame the woman, blame the man in church–how about blaming KOBE for if nothing else being an egotistical, rude, cheater?

    1. JU JU QUON says:

      MIZZ DOE, JANE
      YOU LIKEY BBC OR DA FLOOR SQUARE TYPE? I DO YOU GOOD LONG TIME BOOM! BOOM!

  38. cvilla says:

    So did all of you actually read the whole story? Did it say anywhere that this guy was going to sue? Did it say that they were actually “inside” church? Maybe they were hanging around outside like a lot of people do after church. But it doesn’t amtter. Let’s see, Kobe thinks guy is taking pic., grabs arm and phone, but no pick. Hmm. Sports “star” having hundreds of thousands of pics taken all the time. Does he do that to everyone. Let’s move on to more important things, like good news and good people doing good things.

  39. AJinDallas says:

    Are we still stuck on the ancient rape case? Really?
    Have we lost our ability to discuss anything current, without racial baiting or hateful speech? *signs heavily*

  40. jules says:

    What’s the sense of going to Church? I wonder what the sermon was about? what ever it was it was im sure it went thru one ear out the other! In my opinion church should be a spirtual cleanse , and to see the actions of how someone can be so reactive? I wonder if going to church for Kobe is just going thur the “motions” kind of thing for him? If he really wants to be an expamle for the church and the congregation then he should give an apolpgy!

  41. Antoinette says:

    Seems like everybody’s missing the BIG picture here! If Kobe is getting anything from church, he would not behave in this fashion even if he thought his so called privacy was being invaded. Christ was a humble man; turned the other cheek, loved his neighbor, had pity on those less fortunate than himself (even though he had no worldly possessions to speak of). you get my drift. If he were here now, he would not think much of a human who would attack another for a matter this trivial, among other things. This man does not have the Love of God in him; he’s a hypocrite. In the Old Testament, God told Abraham that “I am the Lord they God, walk before me and be thou perfect”. Regardless what happens in your life, if you call yourself a child of God, you should follow his commandments & strive for spiritual perfection. Just because Caesar (man) has elevated you above other men does not mean that you are in God’s eyes. If he’s attending church, I take it he’s supposedly striving for spiritual perfection. He should not let the devil have his due every time something doesn’t go his way; he should take the spiritual high road. Unless he’s there just for show, like so many other hypocrites that are rolling & spitting in the pews! Looks like God is a long way from being through w/him! (Old James Cleveland gospel for those who don’t know)

    1. AJinDallas says:

      A: So am I correct in assuming you are casting the first stone? Did the sermon you heard on Sunday tell you to be so judgemental? What about the call for restoration? Since you’re a student of the Word, please add, “…if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should GENTLY and HUMBLY help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. — Gal 6:1 Kobe rushed to judgment about the cameraphone and you are rushing to judgment about Kobe.
      “Why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?” — Matt 7:3
      I mean if we’re talking scripture. In gentleness I hope I’m reminding you that Christlikeness isn’t about weilding the word like a club. This thing is a two edged sword cutting both ways. –Heb 4:12

  42. JU JU QUON says:

    “MOST” OF YOU, WHO HAVE ATTEMPTED TO WRITE (1ST GRADE LEVEL) AND LEAVE A COMMENT HAVE BEEN UH…PREDICTABLE AND VERBOSE. KOBE IS A MAN LIKE ANY OTHER PERSON WHO WOULD SEEK TIME TO REFLECT AND BE IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS FOR A VERY SOLEMN REASON. “A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows.”
    — Mark Twain
    TO THE PERSON WITH A SPRAIN WRIST AND THE POLICE INVESTIGATING THIS AS A CRIME! READ THE FOLLOWING:
    Mental deficiency used to be more finely classified using the following technical terms that later began to be abused by the rest of society (5):

    IQ Range Classification
    70-80 Borderline deficiency
    50-69 Moron
    20-49 Imbecile
    below 20 Idiot

    ANYONE WANT TO GUESS WHERE THE POLICE ARE?
    THE 21 Y.O. WHO C/O BATTERY?
    COME ON! ARE YOU WITH NUMBERS 50-69 REALLY SERIOUS?

    1. Rick says:

      For your information, it should be SPRAINED WRIST AND NOT SPRAIN. This is just basic grade school English. Yet, you feel a need to comment on others IQ?

      Do you look at yourself in the mirror, beat your chest and give yourself a 135?

      I doubt it.

      You probably just look at yourself in the mirror and beat off or pick your nose!

  43. Ryan says:

    Another lazy american trying to make a quick buck

  44. whats.it.to.ya says:

    I am a huge Kobe fan…but not everyone is and not everyone wants a picture of him…what he did was wrong…if he really injured this person..besides the medical bill..he should also pay pain and suffering. bad kobe…

  45. Alex says:

    Celebrities are so full of themselves. But in a way, it’s also the public’s fault for giving them too much importance and attention. That’s why they act like how Kobe did, thingking that everyone is all over them. It’s alright to admire and support their work, but that should be it. Celebrities won’t act this way if the public ignores them when they are out and about in the streets. Yes, some of them are really talented and admirable, but what has their talent got to do with you that you feel the need to approach them in public and take their picture or say hi to them? As if they really care about you. I’m a fan of several celebrities, but I will not go out of my way just to take their pic or say hi to them. I have nothing to gain, and it would just make me look like an idiot.

  46. icecream says:

    The victim should press criminal assault and battery as well as civil rights violation charges against Bryant. Then Bryant should be pounded with a civil suit for the same offenses
    Bryant needs to be taught a good lesson.

  47. Johnny W Graves says:

    KOBE IS THE GREATES BASKEBALLL PLAYER IN THE U.S.A DONT WALK UP ON THE GREATE,S?

  48. Dripable services says:

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  49. Canon D5000 says:

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