Willie Reed Arrested For Domestic Violence
LA Clippers center Willie Reed was arrested and jailed in Miami early Sunday morning on charges of domestic battery.
According to the NY Daily News, the NBA baller completely lost his cool and got physical with his wife when she said she wanted a divorce.
Reed’s wife told police the argument started when she told her husband she wanted a divorce. She said she was knocked to the ground while struggling over her purse and dragged around the apartment until the strap broke. She also alleged Reed tore her shirt as she went to the lobby of the apartment building to notify the concierge, then returned to get her two children.
When the woman picked up her youngest son and started to exit the apartment again, she told police that Reed grabbed her by the hair to take the child back, then grabbed her left wrist and twisted her arm to get her to the ground. She said she responded by hitting Reed in the head with a glass candle.
Reed told police that he never put his hands on his wife, but he did acknowledge grabbing her shirt and her purse, according to the police report. He also told police that he touched his wife as she was getting on the elevator.
Police said Reed’s wife had red marks on her left wrist, right biceps, back and chest.
Reed spent last season with the Miami Heat and had been working out in Miami in recent days. The 27-year-old center finalized a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the Clippers last week despite his hopes for a longer-term, more lucrative contract in free agency.
He was booked Sunday at 3:06 a.m. His first court appearance was expected to take place later Sunday, and it was unknown if he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf. Reed’s agent, Joel Bell, declined to comment while gathering more information.
The Clippers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
What an unfortunate situation.