Hornets F Miles Bridges suspended, criminal summons issued


Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was issued a warrant Wednesday for misdemeanor violations of a domestic violence protective order, child abuse and injury to personal property, a spokesman for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina said. Criminal Summons.

Bridges, 25, also had an arrest warrant first issued on Jan. 2 for violating a domestic violence protective order, but it has not yet been served, the spokesman said. Neither the search warrant nor the subpoena were immediately available because they had not been served as of Wednesday evening.

“We are aware of these reports and are gathering additional information,” a Hornets spokesman said.

In November, Bridges pleaded no contest to a felony domestic violence charge and was sentenced to three years of probation but no jail time as part of a deal with prosecutors after he was accused of beating in front of his two children His girlfriend at the time. May 2022. A no contest plea meant Bridges accepted the conviction and penalty but did not formally plead guilty.

As part of the agreement, Bridges was ordered to abide by the terms of a 10-year protective order, which includes staying 100 yards away from and having no contact with the woman in the case. He is also required to complete 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling and 52 weeks of parenting classes, serve 100 hours of community service and submit to weekly narcotics testing, and is prohibited from possessing any firearms, ammunition or weapons.

The incident that led to Wednesday’s criminal summons occurred on Tuesday and involved the same woman, according to a Mecklenburg District Court case summary.

In April, the NBA suspended Bridges for 30 games without pay because he missed 20 games last season. The suspension means Bridges, who signed a one-year, $7.9 million qualifying offer in July to return to the Hornets, will miss the first 10 games of the upcoming regular season. Bridges also did not participate in the preseason.

In July, Bridges made his first public comment on the matter after signing his qualifying contract, saying: “I want to apologize to everyone for the pain and embarrassment I have caused everyone, especially my family. This year I have It took prioritizing getting treatment and becoming the best person I can be — someone my family and everyone here can be proud of.”

An NBA spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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