Morristown Police: Morris Township woman alleges slapping by Jets official; no charges filed

A Morris Township woman told Morristown police she was slapped by Dennis Thurman, the New York Jets defensive coordinator, at the Pazzo Pazzo restaurant on Wednesday evening, police confirmed on Friday.

According to the TMZ website,  the 28-year-old woman claimed she was slapped after spurning advances from the 58-year-old former defensive back, on the patio of the Speedwell Avenue restaurant.

morristown police logoThe site shows a photo of an unidentified woman making an obscene gesture at the man, and another that the site suggests is his follow-through.

According to Morristown police spokesman Lt. Stuart Greer, officers responded Wednesday evening to a Washington Street residence where they interviewed the woman about the alleged simple assault.

“The victim alleged that during a conversation, she was slapped by Mr. Thurman who then left the area. The victim advised that she was not injured and left the bar with her friend to go home where she contacted police to report the incident,” the Lieutenant said in a statement.

“Based upon the nature of the report, which would constitute an allegation of a disorderly persons offense, the victim was referred to the Violations Bureau of the Morristown Municipal Court and advised of how she could pursue a complaint. There will be no further investigation by the Morristown Police Department.”

The Jets have not yet responded to a request for comment.


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