Kobe Bryant Church Fight Investigation On Hold, According To Report

Kobe Bryant will not have to answer questions about an alleged altercation inside a San Diego church as the man who has accused the Los Angeles Lakers' star of injuring his wrist isn't talking to police until August 24.

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Kobe Bryant Investigation On Hold As Church Fight Accuser Waits To Talk To Police

Kobe Bryant will not have to answer questions about an alleged altercation inside a San Diego church as the man who has accused the Los Angeles Lakers' star of injuring his wrist isn't talking to police until August 24, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.

Police were seeking interviews with Bryant and witnesses of the alleged incident, which is said to have occured at the St. Therese of Carmel church in San Diego's Carmel Valley on Sunday. But apparently the alleged victim is keeping mum for the next week, and police won't go further with the investigation until they speak to him.

The alleged victim remains anonymous. He said he visited a local hospital on Sunday after Bryant allegedly yanked the man's cell phone from his hand, causing minor wrist pain. Kobe apparently believed that the man was taking photos of Bryant during church service. After discovering no photos on the phone, Bryant allegedly left St. Therese.

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Alleged Church Altercation Involving Kobe Bryant Draws Police Attention

Police want to interview Kobe Bryant after a man claimed the Los Angeles Lakers' star grabbed his phone from him during a church service in San Diego on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Times reports that San Diego police are looking to speak with all people involved in the alleged altercation and any witnesses. A man went to a local hospital on Sunday complaining of wrist pain. He told police investigators that during service at St. Therese of Carmel in the Carmel Valley neighborhood of San Diego the Lakers star approached him and grabbed a cell phone out of the man's hand. Bryant had apparently believed that the man was taking photos of Kobe and his family during service.

The Times reports that the man says the former NBA MVP found no photos on the phone, returned the device to the man and left the church before service had ended.

Kobe has recently visited the Phillipines and China for exhibition games and appeared at a charity soccer match in Washington, D.C. He is reportedly considering playing overseas during the NBA lockout.

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