It wasn’t that he punched the guy. He wasn’t charged with battery, even though the punch was captured on video. It wasn’t that the guy was a cop, either, because that didn’t come out until later, and the guy was off duty anyway. The problem for Game comes from him allegedly telling the guy, “I’m going to kill you.” Those words were enough for a judge to issue a warrant and hang one count of making criminal threats over Game’s head.
Of course, Game has previously denied making any threats, but he’ll still have to cough up hefty lawyer fees to get out of this one.