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Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha was recently arrested outside of NYC’s 1Oak nightclub and though it was previously reported that the NBA star broke his fibula while scuffling with cops, details surrounding the unfortunate incident were unclear.

Now, there’s video evidence that somewhat shines a light on what went down. According to TMZ, Thabo “suffered a severe blow from a NYPD officer’s nightstick,” as he was “tugged in different directions” by 6 cops.

TMZ Sports just obtained this new angle of Sefolosha’s arrest, shot by a witness outside 1Oak Nightclub in NYC … moments after Pacers Chris Copeland was stabbed.

In this video you can clearly see Sefolosha being tugged in different directions by 6 officers. Additionally … you can see one of the officers take a big swing with his baton, and it sounds like he makes contact with something.

Thabo reportedly told police to “calm down” during the confrontation.

As we’ve reported … Sefolosha broke his fibula during the scuffle with cops, and based on this video it’s possible it could’ve been caused by the officer’s baton.

In their report, police said Thabo was aggressively charging at one of the officers before they got physical with him. That’s not evident from either video we’ve obtained … since they start after the scuffle began.

Thabo is out for the remainder of the season … due to the injury. He was arrested for obstruction, but plans to fight the charges.

Hopefully more details emerge. Watch the new video evidence here.


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