Chris Brown Suspected of Misdemeanor Battery in Violent Basketball Brawl in Las Vegas

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has named Chris Brown a suspect in a violent basketball-related brawl on Monday, May 4 -- get the details from Us Weekly here. Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for NYLON

Life is not so easy for Breezy. Embattled singer Chris Brown has been named a suspect in a violent basketball-related brawl, police confirmed to Us Weekly on Monday, May 4.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the incident tok place at the Palms Casino Resort in Sin City early Monday morning.

"At approximately 3:42 a.m. on May 4, 2015 LVMPD patrol officers responded to Sunrise Hospital to investigate a report of a subject who had been beaten," the statement from authorities read. "Arriving officers made contact with an adult male being treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained as a result of a battery."

Police said Brown allegedly punched the victim while playing ball. "A verbal altercation on the court led to a physical fight and the victim was punched by another male subject who was later identified as 25-year old recording artist Chris Brown," police told Us. "The victim prepared to defend himself and was then hit by another male reportedly with Brown."

According to the LVMPD, the victim took himself to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

Detectives from the department's Violent Crimes Section returned to the casino, but Brown was unavailable to answer questions.

"Mr. Brown has been given the option of signing a citation for misdemeanor battery, or having the case submitted to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution," the statement concluded. "At that time, Mr. Brown would receive a summons to appear in Clark County Justice Court."

This isn't Brown's first brush with the law while playing ball. In 2013, Brown was accused of beating up a man at a 24 Hour Fitness location in Hollywood during a game. The singer was then sued by the man.

"Imagine going to play a game of basketball, and you get jumped by four guys because you call a foul," the man's lawyer told the New York Daily News last year. "This isn’t for fame or fortune. He’s got medical bills and issues as a result of some famous guy thinking he’s above the law."

Brown's six-year assault case involving his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, also ended this past March.

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