Hornets forward and restricted free agent Miles Bridges has been charged with felony domestic abuse in Los Angeles County, tweet Steve Reed of The Associated Press.
A press release from the LA County District Attorney’s Office stated that Bridges is facing multiple charges — one felony count of injuring a child’s parent and two felony counts of child abuse under circumstances or conditions likely to cause great bodily injury or death. The case also includes an allegation of causing great bodily injury on the domestic violence victim.
Arraignment is scheduled on Wednesday at LA County Superior Court.
“Domestic violence creates physical, mental and emotional trauma that has a lasting impact on survivors,” DA George Gascon said in a press release. “Children who witness family violence are especially vulnerable and the impact on them is immeasurable. Mr. Bridges will be held accountable for his actions and our Bureau of Victim Services will support the survivors through this difficult process.”
The alleged assault of the victim occurred on or about June 27 or June 28, according to the criminal complaint. The case remains under investigation by LA’s Police Department, the release adds.
Bridges was just days away from potentially signing a massive new deal with the Hornets or an offer sheet from a rival team before he was arrested. His NBA future is now up in the air.