Charges Dropped Against DeMarcus Cousins

Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins had charges of third-degree harassing communications against him dropped and a misdemeanor case dismissed, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

The case involved a misdemeanor domestic violence charge involving an alleged threat made by Cousins against an ex-girlfriend in Alabama over the summer. An arrest warrant was issued by the Mobile police department at that time.

The allegations were made by Christy West, the mother of their seven-year-old child. Cousins allegedly threatened to shoot her during an argument in which West refused to allow the son to attend Cousins’ wedding.

Cousins isn’t completely out of the woods in terms of potential NBA punishment over the incident. The league could still fine or suspend him as part of the league’s domestic violence policy.

A league spokesman said “We are reviewing the outcome of today’s proceedings,” Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times tweets.

Counsins is expected to miss this season after suffering a torn ACL in August. The Lakers were granted a disabled player exception, though head coach Frank Vogel said late last month that they haven’t ruled out the possibility that Cousins – who is on a one-year contract – could suit up for the club during the postseason.

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