The NBA has suspended forward Miles Bridges for 30 games without paylast summer in Los Angeles, the league announced Friday.
On June 29, 2022, Bridges was arrested for allegedly being involved in a domestic violence incident with the mother of his children, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said at the time. The woman was allegedly assaulted in front of her two children.
Last November, the bridgeon one count of aggravated domestic violence, and the remaining counts against him were dismissed. He avoided jail time, but was sentenced to three years of probation, ESPN reported, and was ordered to undergo domestic violence counseling and stay away from the victim.
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Bridges and the victim share custody of their two children, ESPN reports.
The NBA said it conducted its own investigation into the matter — reviewing any materials, and speaking with third-party witnesses, involved parties and a team of domestic violence experts to determine its course of action.
“The 30-game suspension is based on all the facts and circumstances of the matter and considers the conduct and its consequences, as well as the consequences of the criminal matter, among other factors,” the NBA said in its statement.
Bridges missed the entire 2022-2023 season and remains a restricted free agent. He played his entire four-year NBA career for the Hornets.
The NBA said it will count the missed season as Bridges has served 20 games of his suspension, requiring him to miss another 10 games in the upcoming season — if he receives a contract.
Before the incident, Bridges was a key member of the Hornets, averaging nearly 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
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