Miles Bridges, the leading scorer for the NBA Charlotte Hornets, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon (June 29) in Los Angeles for felony domestic violence.
Reportedly, he turned himself in for an alleged physical altercation that happened on Tuesday (June 28).
The Charlotte Hornets released the following statement, on Thursday (June 30), concerning the arrest:
The Charlotte Hornets are aware of the situation involving Miles Bridges.
We are in the process of gathering additional information. We will have no further comment at this time.
According to LAPD, a woman claims she had an argument with Bridges that got physical. Police were called to the scene, but Bridges dipped before the cops arrived.
The woman required medical attention.
After turning himself in on Wednesday afternoon, Bridges’ bail was set at $130k.
He has since bonded out.
Bridges was arrested a day before NBA free agency begins, and he is a top free agent who could command a max contract in the coming weeks.
But, as details are released concerning his recent arrest it could affect his earning potential.
Miles Bridges is a 6-foot-7 forward, who averaged 20.2 points, seven rebounds, and 3 assists for the Charlotte Hornets last season.
He is a 24-year-old who played in the NBA for three years with a promising future.
The Hornets would like Bridges to stay with the team, and they extended him a qualifying offer on Tuesday (June 28), which enables them to match any offer made by another team.
The Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak made the following statement on Tuesday:
As an organization, we love Miles.
We are going to bring him back. He has been great for the franchise, and I believe, with his work ethic, he’s only going to get better.
Bridges is also a rapper who raps under the alias RTB MB.
Time will tell how Miles Bridges’ situation plays out, but hopefully, he learns from his mistakes.