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Jefferson Charged With Assault

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Richard Jefferson has been charged with misdemeanor assault in Minneapolis for an incident that occurred in January. Jefferson allegedly choked a man at a hotel the night before playing the Wolves. The man claims he temporarily lost consciousness and has had trouble swallowing since. RJ's first court appearance is set for June 18. If convicted, he faces a a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.