Rashan S. Michel, the one who allegedly punched Dominique Wilkins after the Hawks-Magic game because, said, Wilkins owed him money. Michael took to Twitter, the fastest news breaking platform, and tweeted, “I call what happened at Philips Arena earlier, Operation Repo…next time have my money!” Honesty is the best policy right?
Michel, 36, was arrested and charged with one count of simple battery following the incident. Michel was released from the Fulton County Jail on $1,000 bond this morning. Michael told not only Twitter, but the police he was owed money for suits purchased several years ago. This being the cause of him hitting Wilkins in the chest as well as hitting a security guard.
Michel has worked as an NBA and college basketball referee and previously owned his own clothing company.
In another Twitter news, Michael addressed Wilkins’ Twitter account writing, “pay your debts, poser.” Michael sounds like he really needs this money. Attempts to reach Wilkins Thursday morning were unsuccessful (maybe they should try tweeting him.)
NBA.com’s Sekou Smith tweeted that Wilkins got in three “solid” punches during the brief fight, while his assailant landed none.
This morning on the Frank and Wanda Morning Show on V-103, Michael claims the amounted owed to him by Wilkins is $12,500.
Wilkins, 51, whom was not injured in the incident, serves as Hawks’ vice president and television analyst. Wilkins played for Atlanta team from 1982 until 1994, and ranks 11th on the NBA’s alltime scoring list with 26,668 points. Wonder why the former NBA star owes Michael, the youngest ref at age 23 to start working in the NBA, $12,500? Michael could you tweet us that answer?