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Tony Allen, O.J. Mayo Fight On Team Flight, According To Reports

Former Boston Celtics guard and current Memphis Grizzlies reserve Tony Allen reportedly got into a fight with teammate O.J. Mayo on the team's charter flight on Monday, according to reports by Gary Parrish of and Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The report from Wojnarowski claims that the dispute was related to an unresolved debt.

Mayo owed Allen money from a card game, "Boo-Ray" and sources said Mayo became increasingly belligerent and antagonistic toward Allen when asked to settle the debt. Sources said Allen walked away from Mayo to go the restroom and returned to find Mayo continuing to berate him. Eventually, Mayo inched close to Allen, and sources said Allen hit Mayo.

The two were eventually separated by teammates.

Allen was drafted by the Celtics with the 25th overall pick of the 2004 NBA Draft and played his first six seasons in Boston. In his seven year career, Allen is averaging 7.1 points, 1.1 steals, 2.5 rebounds and is a career 47.5% shooter.

This season, Allen is averaging 5.7 points, 1.4 steals and two rebounds in 31 games.

Chris Wallace, the General Manager of the Grizzlies, indicated in an email that "the club considers the matter closed and will not comment further."