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NY Jets Defensive Coordinator Accused of Slapping Woman Outside Morristown Bar

Dennis Thurman, 58, allegedly struck the woman outside Pazzo Pazzo Restaurant Wednesday afternoon.

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The New York Jets' defensive coordinator has been accused of slapping a woman outside a Morristown bar Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Dennis Thurman, 58, of Morristown, is being investigated after a 28-year-old Morris Township woman claimed he slapped her across the face outside Pazzo Pazzo Restaurant, police said.

The website TMZ obtained photos of the alleged altercation.

Morristown Police responded to a Washington Street residence on Wednesday for an alleged simple assault, Lt. Stuart Greer said.

The victim told police that while standing outside the bar at the restaurant, she was approached by Thurman, Greer said. During a conversation, the victim was allegedly slapped by Thurman, who then left the area, Greer said.

The woman said she was not injured and left the bar with her friend, subsequently contacting police. 

Because of the nature of the report, however, the victim was referred to the violations bureau of Morristown Municipal Court to possibly pursue a disorderly persons complaint. No further investigation by the Morristown Police Department will be taken. 

Liz May 16, 2014 at 06:19 PM
Wow...that was riveting news...
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk May 18, 2014 at 08:59 AM
If the women would just learn to behave, we would not have to resort to such actions.
Dame Bridgid May 28, 2014 at 04:23 AM
I sincerely hope that was sarcasm, I plead the 2nd tchk tchk. Because if women learned proper self defense; we would be reading about how she put him down, and held him for the police...This guy is obviously out of control!
Dame Bridgid May 28, 2014 at 04:25 AM
If there are photos, his goose is cooked.

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