The Game
2.6.2017

The Game Avoids Jail Time After Punching Off-Duty Cop

The Game is avoiding jail time on charges stemming from a 2015 basketball game, in which he punched an off-duty Los Angeles police officer in the face.

According to TMZ, the Compton rapper struck a deal to avoid 120 days in jail after pleading no contest in the case, however, he will still face three years of probation, 120 days of community service, and 26 anger management courses. Originally, back in June of 2015, Game pled not guilty.

In December 2015, the off-duty officer, Onyebuchi Awaji, reportedly sued Game for $100,000 and won a default judgement after the rapper didn’t appear in court.

The incident, which was caught on camera, has also led to other problems. Following the punch, Awaji hired a photographer and process server to serve Game with a lawsuit. The photographer, Justin Willard, was allegedly attacked by the rapper and his camera was reportedly stolen. Willard sued Game for the price of his equipment, medical expenses, and damages. The process server also reportedly sued Game for emotional pain suffered.

Last year, Game released his nostalgic 1992 LP and announced his potential final album, Westside Story.

“When I get back to L.A. I’m going straight to jail because I fuckin’ had a fight with a police officer and shit,” Game told fans at a concert in Russia in December. “So, I’m gonna sit down for a minute and I’m gonna write my next album, which is probably gonna be my last album. It’s called Westside Story. It’s gonna be some ill shit. But I don’t even really give a fuck about that, man. All I give a fuck about is my music, my kids, my fans, and my family.”