Charlotte Hornets forward and restricted free agent Miles Bridges has been charged with felony domestic violence and child abuse. The three charges were filed in Los Angeles County after the NBA forward was accused of assaulting his girlfriend in front of their two children. District Attorney George Gascon released a statement including the charges on Tuesday. In that statement, he also said the following: “Domestic violence creates physical, mental and emotional trauma that has a lasting impact on survivors, children who witness family violence are especially vulnerable and the impact on them is immeasurable.”
Hornets forward Miles Bridges has been formally charged with felony domestic violence and child abuse stemming from an alleged assault that occurred last month in Los Angeles. https://t.co/mwv5u6BoVG
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The legal battle ahead of Miles Bridges will likely take up a majority of his time and with no teams showing interest, his NBA career could be over for now or forever. While he is still a restricted free agent there has been limited or no interest in him on the open market since he was arrested. He could face serious jail time if he is convicted of these charges in court. For now, the Hornets still have a qualifying offer extended and can match any deal he signs. Miles Bridges was set to make near maximum or at maximum money this offseason.
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Sports teams and leagues have not always handled these situations in the best way, but efforts have been made to change that. For now, it seems like both the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets are waiting to see how this plays out in the legal system. The basketball ramifications matter considerably less at the moment. Our thoughts are with the victims involved in this terrible situation. We here at Def Pen Sports will continue to update this story as more is learned with the ongoing legal process.
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