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Rashan Michel: Dominique Wilkins Threw First Punch

Former NBA referee Rashan Michel is out of jail and telling his story about his altercation with former Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins around town.

The 36-year-old Michel, who was the youngest NBA referee ever when he was nabbed as a ref at 23 in the 1997-98 season, told V-103's Frank and Wanda Morning Show that "The Human Highlight Factory" owed him thousands of dollars for some suits he bought.

"He said he was approaching Dominique because Dominique owed him about $13,000 and wasn't paying for the suits, but the security guard grabbed him and after that Dominique punched him first, and he responded," V103 DJ Frank Ski told the AJC, when recapping the interview.

Michel may have also taken his debt war to Twitter

Yes, I posted bail, and why the hell are you guys chatting about me, you don't even remember that call that helped the get rid of me...

An account claiming to be Michel's allegedly fired off on the popular social networking website.

I call what happened at Phillips Arena earlier, Operation time have my money!

The purported Michael account, which used part of this picture that was also posted on SB Atlanta, also fired off a few direct shots at Dominique Wilkins' Twitter account, telling @DWilkins21: "watch ur back cuz!" and "pay your debts poser."

This may not be the first time that Michel has tried the beat down to get some money. Former Hawks guard Dion Glover at a Real Housewives of Atlanta event last year. That didn't work out too well, either.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.