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Add Solomon Jones To The List Of Former Atlanta Hawks That Rashan Michel Tried To Fight

You kind of wonder whether former NBA ref Rashan Michel should have gone pro in boxing instead.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Dominique Wilkins (and Dion Glover, according to Twitter lore) weren't the only former Atlanta Hawk that the cantankerous clothier Michel has threatened to collect an alleged unpaid debt. According to a police report obtained by the newspaper, then rookie Hawks big Solomon Jones allegedly received  unsolicited "business attire" from Michel.

However, the tormented tailor cornered Jones cornered Jones' dad after a Hawks game in January of 2007 to talk about collecting $12,000 for the goods. When Jones came to the Philips Arena court to check on what the argument was about, Michel purportedly threatened the Atlanta Hawks forward.

Jones filed an incident report with the police after the incident, according to the AJC report.

The former NBA ref told Jones "that he didn't need to handle the situation civilly, but would take care of (Jones) with 'street justice, take care of this problem out in the street!" according to the incident report.

Jones is the third former Hawk that Michel has had a beef with. The other two times, things reportedly came to blows, with Michel reportedly ending up more like Michael Spinks than Mike Tyson.

Michel's right eye was swollen after his altercation with Wilkins. "The Human Highlight Film" landed three punches while Michel didn't land any worthwhile blow according to NBA.com Sekou Smith's twitter account.

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