Monday we reported that free agent guard Daniel “Boobie” Gibson turned himself in to New Orleans police to face a battery charges in relation to allegedly breaking a man’s jaw in a late night fight during Essence Festival.
Gibson is telling his side of the story, and according to TMZ, says he was just defending his wife’s honor after a man allegedly made a disrespectful remark to her.
Gibson’s wife is R&B singer Keyshia Cole. He called in to “TMZ Live” to explain why he turned himself in to police in New Orleans today on 2nd degree battery charges.
Boobie says Keyshia was performing at the event … when some guy approached her and spouted off some very “disrespectful” comments toward the singer.
Boobie says an altercation broke out and “safety was threatened” … so Boobie says he “needed to take action.”
Despite the allegations against him, Boobie says he did nothing wrong — adding, “I have nothing to be ashamed of or hide.”
We’ll have to wait to see how this plays out, as Gibson continues to look for a team to sign with.