Shaquille O'Neal is under investigation for an alleged assault which took place last May.

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According to a police report, Shaq is accused of punching a studio employee at TNT's Inside the NBA -- where he works as a basketball analyst. 44-year-old Robert Williams claims he was busy working when Shaq ran out of a room and knocked him to the ground, injuring his neck and back. He says he reported the incident to Turner Studios security, although he didn't go to police until two months later.

Shaq's lawyer is downplaying the accusation saying the whole thing was innocent horseplay and he never intended to hurt him.