Hornets Forward Bridges facing 3 domestic violence charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges faces three domestic violence charges after he was charged with assaulting his girlfriend in front of their two children last month, the county prosecutor said Tuesday. from Los Angeles.

District Attorney George Gascón said his office filed one count of injuring the parent of a child and two counts of child abuse in circumstances or conditions likely to cause bodily harm. serious or death. Bridges is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday.

“Children who witness domestic violence are particularly vulnerable and the impact on them is immeasurable,” Gascón said.

Bridges was arrested June 29 by Los Angeles police and later released on $130,000 bond.

Bridges’ agent Rich Paul could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday night.

Mychelle Johnson, the mother of Bridges’ two young children, addressed the incident on Instagram on July 1, posting several photos of injuries and a medical report that read “adult victim of physical abuse by male partner; Assault by strangulation, concussion; closed fracture of the nasal bone; Rib contusion; Multiple bruises; Neck muscle sprain.

“I hate that it’s come to this but I can’t keep quiet anymore. I allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me in any way possible and traumatize our children for life,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “I have nothing to prove to the world, but I don’t. allow anyone who might do something so horrible to have no remorse and paint a picture of something I’m not. I will not allow the people around him to continue to shut me up and continue to lie to protect this person.

Bridges, 24, is a restricted free agent who was expected to make big money in the free agent market this summer after a breakout season.

The 6-foot-7, 225-pound deck was the Hornets’ top scorer last season, averaging 20.2 points and seven rebounds in his fourth NBA season.

The Hornets extended Bridges a qualifying offer allowing them to match any offer sheet made by another team. The team had indicated before learning of Bridges’ arrest that they wanted to re-sign him.


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