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TMZ: Jefferson Under Criminal Investigtion for Choking Incident, the gossip site, is reporting that Richard Jefferson is under criminal investigation by Minneapolis police for allegedly choking a patron at a local club on the night of January 27. That's the night the Nets lost in the last minute to the Timberwolves. TMZ reports that a "minor verbal disagreement" with a patron escalated and Jefferson wound up on top of the patron, choking him. The report also says Jefferson threatened a club employee.