Nothing about this one right here can be good at all. Former Cleveland Cavaliers player and husband to R&B songbird Keyshia Cole Daniel “Boobie” Gibson has been arrested and charged with 2nd degree battery down in New Orleans stemming from an incident that took place recently following the Essence Festival that took place in New Orleans in which Keyshia Cole performed. The details surrounding the incident are a bit sketchy at this time but a few things have surfaced..
-WDSU New Orleans reports;
Daniel Gibson, 27, surrendered himself at the New Orleans Police Department’s 8th District headquarters in the French Quarter. He was processed at Orleans Parish Prison a short time later and posted bond for his release before noon.
Details on the incident that led to the charge were not immediately available, but state law defines second degree battery as an assault in which the offender “intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury” on another person.
Sources told WDSU the incident took place during this year’s Essence Festival, held earlier this month. When contacted by WDSU, Gibson’s attorney, Ike Spears, declined comment.(YahooSports)
Boobie initially gave a statement to TMZ in regards to the incident;
“Earlier this month during the Essence Music Festival, I was involved in an incident with other individuals while I was out with my wife.”
He continues, “It’s unfortunate that some see opportunity in taking advantage of people who work hard for what they have achieved.”
Gibson says he pride in being a role model for his son and other kids who look up to him — and adds, “Once all the facts of the incident come out, I expect to be fully vindicated.”
Boobie later elaborated on the incident stating..
“I was down there [in New Orleans] supporting my wife, she performed and things got a little exciting. Because it’s a legal issue, a lot of things are still pending and I can’t speak on.”
“It definitely wasn’t a fan [that was disrespecting her], but there was definitely some disrespect being show towards my wife […] He disrespected my wife in a profane way.”
“There’s no question [that this is a case of me defending my wife’s honor]. That would be the only reason why I’d be in a situation like that. I wouldn’t even allow myself to be in a situation like that because words don’t really bother me. But in this situation I felt like our circle and our safety was threatened. I just felt like I needed to take action.”
“He never got close to my wife.”
“I’m not the kind of guy to go out looking for trouble. I’m laid back, in general just looking to enjoy myself. We were looking to enjoy ourselves. But, the situation called for me to make sure that my wife was safe and everyone around us was safe.”
“The police contacted me and I knew that something would come of the situation. I have nothing to be ashamed of, nothing to hide, so I told them whenever they needed me to come in and turn myself in, I’d do it. Whatever I could do to get that process behind me so that I could start my process and do what I need to do in order to make sure I was cool.” (TMZ)