Posted: Mar 13, 2009 3:32 pm
Grizzlies' Jaric targeted in sexual assault investigation in Philadelphia
The Commercial Appeal
Originally published 02:37 p.m., March 13, 2009
Updated 02:37 p.m., March 13, 2009
Grizzlies guard Marko Jaric is the target of a sexual assault investigation initiated by a Philadelphia woman’s claim, a team source confirmed.
The incident allegedly occurred some time around Feb. 11 when the Griz visited Philadelphia for a game against the 76ers.
SI.com also reported Jaric’s possible involvement Friday afternoon.
Jaric couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. The Griz are in Boston tonight to take on the Celtics.
Jaric eloped with longtime girlfriend and Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, Feb. 13-15.
Grizzlies officials were reluctant to comment.
“We’re aware of the media reports that were circulated,” Griz general manager Chris Wallace told The Commercial Appeal Thursday night. “We have not been contacted by any law enforcement agencies and feel it would be inappropriate to comment any further.”