Miles Bridges, who is set to hit restricted free agency after the Hornets tendered him a qualifying offer, was arrested on felony domestic violence charges in Los Angeles on Wednesday, according to TMZ Sports.
Bridges was allegedly involved in an argument with a woman that turned into a physical altercation, per TMZ. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that the woman needed medical attention after they arrived at the scene.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, with Bridges initially leaving the scene and later turning himself into the police on Wednesday, at which point he was arrested. His bail was set at $130K and he has since been released, TMZ reports.
First and foremost, hopefully the alleged victim is okay and didn’t sustain any serious injuries.
It’s unclear if Bridges’ legal status will impact his upcoming contract situation, but obviously the allegations and charges are quite serious. Certainly, teams that may have been mulling a large offer sheet will think twice about doing so in light of his alleged behavior.
Bridges, 24, was expected to land one of the biggest paydays in free agency after a breakout fourth season saw him average career-highs in several categories, including points (20.2), rebounds (7.0) and assists (3.8). He appeared in 80 games (35.5 minutes per night) last season, all starts.