NYC settles lawsuit with Atlanta Hawks’ Sefolosha

NYC settles lawsuit with Atlanta Hawks' Sefolosha

NEW YORK — Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha (TAH’-boh sehf-ah-LOH’-shuh) has settled his lawsuit against New York City that stemmed from a police fracas outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub.

The Daily News (http://nydn.us/2nZi8Mb ) reports Wednesday that Sefolosha will get $4 million.

Sefolosha was arrested in 2015 when authorities say he disobeyed orders to clear the street after another NBA player was stabbed outside the club.

The Swiss national said his leg was broken in the ensuing struggle, causing him to miss the playoffs. He was acquitted of misdemeanour charges. He claimed officers arrested him without cause.

The city’s Law Department says there was no admission of liability by the defendants, but that a resolution was in the best interests of the city.

A message seeking comment from Sefolosha’s lawyer wasn’t immediately returned.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

The Associated Press