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Ujiri accuser not off the hook just yet


You might have forgotten Alan Strickland’s name by now, but Raptors president Masai Ujiri hasn’t.

Nor has karma, apparently.

Strickland is the would-be opportunist and an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy whose attempted lawsuit against Ujiri following a Game 6 altercation last June never saw the light of day.

In the lawsuit, Strickland claimed Ujiri “hit him in the face and chest with both fists” as he was trying to check Ujiri’s security credentials following Toronto’s 114-110 victory over the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA championship.

The lawsuit died when Alameda County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges.

Now Strickland is back in the news, this time because the County wants the money back they paid him in workers’ compensation as he tried to sell his suit to the public.

The County is seeking the return of $142,000 in compensation Strickland collected following the incident as he remained off work claiming physical, mental, emotional and psychological injury from the incident.

Ujiri had steadfastly denied the allegations that he was in any way the aggressor in this incident.

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