Saturday , Feb , 16 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Did Richard Jefferson Choke Man in Bar?

Jefferson, 27, and fellow bar patron Lyle Fox, who turned 28 that morning, were arguing. A moment later, Jefferson was on top of Fox with both hands on his neck and appeared to be choking Fox, said witness and club employee Dan Graves.

Jefferson quickly left the club, at which point Graves tried to stop him "so they could all figure out what had happened."

At that time, Jefferson, who stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 220 pounds, vs. Fox’s 5-10, 168, then threatened to assault Graves. [Click here for more from the Star Tribune.]