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PORTLAND ROOKIE ACCUSED OF HITTING A POLICEWOMAN

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No disciplinary action is planned against Portland Trail Blazers rookie Cliff Robinson for allegedly hitting a policewoman outside a bar, the president of the NBA team said.

Portland officers arrested Robinson early Sunday on three counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of disorderly conduct stemming from an altercation involving several people.The reserve forward was released after being cited at Portland's Justice Center Jail.

The altercation occurred about six hours after Portland beat Dallas 114-107 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five National Basketball Association first-round playoff series.

Team vice president Bucky Buckwalter said Robinson was expected to play against Dallas tonight.

In Dallas, Robinson said he was drawn into the fight because someone was harassing his brother.

"The next thing I knew, someone swung at me," he said. "I swung back. I was the only one picked up."

"I didn't hit any cop," Robinson said. He said he had a couple of drinks but did not consider himself drunk.

The policewoman, Elaine K. Slone, said she suffered a sharp blow to the side of her head.