The Game has been charged with hitting an off-duty Los Angeles based Nigerian
police officer, Onyebuchi Awaji, during a basketball game.
Game whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, was charged with one felony
count of making criminal threats and one count of misdemeanor assault and
35-year-old pleaded not guilty during a court appearance Monday.
to reports, The Game and Onyebuchi Awaji played on opposite teams at a
basketball game at Hollywood High School in March.
a foul call against The Game, he approached Awaji and threw a punch.
Game faces up to three years in prison if convicted. He is free on $50,000 bail
and is due back in court July 30.
is seeking for a million dollars each for emotional distress, and pain and
suffering caused. He wanted $50,000 to cover his medical bills to date and a
further $100,000 to cover future hospital bills, while the remaining $10million
was in punitive damages.