Category Archives: Assault and/or Battery

Morris, Markieff

Charge: Aggravated Assault

Arrest Date: April 21, 2015

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 25

Details: Markieff Morris, along with his twin brother and teammate Marcus, were indicted following an incident in January where the two allegedly assaulted an acquaintance following a high school basketball tournament.  The twins were angry with the man for texts he sent to their mother that they interpreted as flirtatious.  The man suffered a broken nose as well as cuts and bruises.

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Griffin, Blake

Charge: Battery

Arrest Date: November 12, 2014

Franchise: Los Angeles Clippers

Age 25

Details: Griffin was arrested following an October 19th incident at a Las Vegas nightclub where he grabbed a cameraman’s hand and slapped him in the face after being upset from the camera’s flash in his face. Teammates Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan were also at the nightclub but were not involved in the incident. This was Griffin’s first career arrest.

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Taylor, Jeffery

Charge: Domestic assault, destruction of property

Arrest Date: September 25, 2014

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 25

Details: The third year swingman from Sweden was arrested at a Michigan-area Marriott and charged with domestic assault and destruction of property. No other details were available.

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Oden, Greg

Charge: Battery

Arrest Date: August 7, 2014

Franchise: Miami Heat

Age 26

Details: The oft-injured center was arrested at 3:30 am after allegedly punching an ex-girlfriend in the face.  When police arrived they found his 24 year-old ex on the sofa with her face swollen and bloodied.

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Johnson, James

Charge:  Domestic assault

Arrest Date: June 7, 2014

Franchise: Memphis Grizzlies

Age 27

Details: After returning home from an evening with his wife, Johnson and his wife got in an argument, at which point he slapped her with an open hand and choked her.  He was subsequently arrested for domestic assault.

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Perkins, Kendrick

Charge:  Assault

Arrest Date: October 10, 2013

Franchise: Oklahoma City Thunder

Age 28

Details: While leaving a nightclub, Perkins’ car bumped into another automobile.  An altercation followed, where Perkins punched both a male and a female passenger in the head, and was subsequently arrested for assault.  This was his second career arrest, both with the Thunder.

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Cunningham, Dante

Charge:  Domestic assault by strangulation

Arrest Date: April 3, 2014

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 26

Details: Police were called to Cunningham’s Minnesota home at 4am where they found his girlfriend with marks consistent with a physical assault, and arrested Cunningham. He allegedly choked her for 15-20 seconds and slammed her against a wall.  This was his second arrest since becoming a pro and first in nearly 3 years.

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Sullinger, Jared

Charge: Assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and intimidation of a witness

Arrest Date: September 3, 2013

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 21

Details: Sullinger turned himself in several days after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend following an argument after she found evidence on his cell phone that he was cheating on her.  His girlfriend started packing her bags to leave when Sullinger pushed her onto a bed, pinned her, and tossed her onto the ground before smashing her cell phone.

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Liggins, DeAndre

Charge: Domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse in the presence of a minor

Arrest Date: August 31, 2013

Franchise: Oklahoma City Thunder

Age 25

Details: Police were called following a domestic incident between Liggins and an unknown female.  Liggins was arrested for domestic assault, along with battery with a dangerous weapon, all in the presence of a minor.  Details at this point are not yet known.

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Robertson, Alvin

Charge: Assault, criminal trespass

Arrest Date: July 13, 1996

Franchise: Toronto Raptors

Age 33

Details: Serial offender Robertson was arrested after a woman told police that he broke into her apartment and choked and bit her on the face.  This was Robertson’s fourth career arrest, and the first of three over a six week span that summer.  In total, he was arrested an astounding 5 times over a 14-month period from 1995 to 1996.

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