The forward Miles Bridges, one of the figures of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA, was arrested this week for felony violence against his wife, who published on social networks photographs with wounds on his face and body.
In a statement issued Fridaythe police department of Los Angeles (California) confirmed the arrest of Bridges on Wednesday and his release on $130,000 bail.
The forward was arrested for a felony “intimate partner violence with injury” in an incident that occurred Monday in Los Angeles, the police report said.
Bridges’s wife, Mychelle Johnson, He posted photos on Instagram showing apparent injuries to his neck, ear, wrist and nose.
“I hate that it has come to this but I can’t be quiet anymore,” Johnson wrote.. “I have allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me in every possible way and traumatize our children for life.”
The arrest of Bridges, the Hornets’ leading scorer last season with 20.2 points On average, it happened the same week that free agency opened, when the forward was expected to receive big offers to stay in Charlotte or sign with another franchise.
Both the NBA, through its spokesman Mike Bass, and the Hornets they limited themselves to saying that they are gathering more information on the incident.
“The Charlotte Hornets are aware of the situation involving Miles Bridges. We are in the process of gathering additional information. We have no further comment at this time,” the Michael Jordan-owned franchise said in a statement.
Bridges, 24, was selected by the Hornets with the 12th pick in the 2018 Draft. and is one of the great pillars of the team’s future, along with the talented point guard LaMelo Ball.