NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant called 911 the day
before he surrendered to authorities on a sexual assault accusation
and medics later treated a female at his home, officials said
The Los Angeles Lakers' star hung up the phone without talking,
but a dispatcher called back, speaking to three people, including
Bryant, before sending police and paramedics, Newport Beach Police Lt. Tom Gazsi told the Los Angeles Times.
"The need for medical assistance was for someone other than Mr. Bryant. It was evident that no crime occurred and no police assistance was needed," Gazsi told the newspaper in Saturday's edition.
Bryant made the call the day before he returned to Colorado to
surrender to authorities after being accused of sexually assaulting
a woman at an exclusive spa. He is free on $25,000 bail.
Shortly after he called 911, medics treated a female at the
house but did not need to take her to the hospital, said Vickie
Cleary, emergency services manager for the Newport Beach Fire
No further details were immediately available, and it was
unclear whether the medics treated a woman or child. Bryant and his
wife, Vanessa, had a baby girl in January.
Paramedics were summoned to the house for a similar medical
emergency on March 5, Cleary said. During that call, paramedics
took a female to the hospital after evaluating and treating her at
The March 5 call also involved a medical issue that did not involve criminal conduct, Gazsi said to the Times.