Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges. (Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports)
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Charlotte Hornets star Miles Bridges, who is expected to be a major free agency target this summer, was arrested on felony domestic violence charges in Los Angeles.
Miles Bridges’ summer was supposed to be focused on his quest to land a big deal in free agency. It took a disturbing turn this week instead.
TMZ reported on Wednesday night that Bridges was arrested for felony domestic violence stemming from an alleged incident on Tuesday.
Here’s how TMZ described the incident:
“Law enforcement sources tell us a woman claims she was in an argument with Bridges that turned physical. We’re told police were called to the scene, but Bridges was gone by the time cops arrived. We’re told the woman required medical attention.”
Miles Bridges arrested for domestic violence in LA
The extent of the woman’s injuries are unknown, as well as the circumstances that led to the altercation.
Bridges turned himself in and was released on $130,000 bail.
The impending free agent was drafted by the Clippers but traded to the Hornets in 2018. He has since grown his influence on the court, culminating in a career season this past year. He averaged 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists for Charlotte while setting himself up as a coveted target on the open market.
This arrest will undoubtedly complicate his free agency plans while his legal situation gets sorted out.