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