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Chris Brown Rep Responds to Battery Incident

Chris Brown has been named a key suspect in a Las Vegas assault that allegedly took place early Monday morning. A man told police that he’d been playing basketball with Brown at the Palms Casino Resort when an argument broke out and Brown punched him. He says another man who was with Brown hit him as he prepared to defend himself.

“A verbal altercation on the court led to a physical fight and the victim was punched by another male subject who was later identified as 25-year-old recording artist Chris Brown,” according to a news releases sent to CNN.

A rep for Brown says the singer had no parts in the incident.

“Chris is currently in Las Vegas as he is performing at Drai’s on May 5th and receiving a Key to the Strip that day as well,” Nicole Perna said in a statement. “He has a suite at the hotel that has a basketball court and invited friends to come play. An unruly individual showed up uninvited and was removed from the premises. Chris was not in an altercation with this person.”

The alleged victim was treated for minor injuries at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. He was released soon after.

Brown has been given an option of signing a citation for misdemeanor battery or having the case submitted to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution, according to police.

It remains unclear as to which option Brown will take.