According to news reports, NBA star Miles Bridges has been accused of domestic brutality and child abuse. Following accusations that he had allegedly assaulted his fiancée last month while the couple was out with their two children, this happened.
His girlfriend, Michelle Johnson, has accused Charlotte Hornets professional basketball player, who also participates in the NFL, of the crime. She also shared gruesome pictures of her injuries on social media after the alleged attack on June 27 and 28 at a home in Los Angeles.
Prior to now, Johnson, 24, had been mum about the topic. She stated on social media that Bridges had punched her in the face after strangling her until she passed out. The incident caused her to be traumatised and sustain a traumatic event. The children, however, were unharmed by the accused.
Who is Miles Bridges?
Basketball player Miles Bridges plays for the Charlotte Hornets. He has spent the previous five seasons with the team.
He was a student at Michigan State University and hails from Flint, Michigan.
Last year, he participated in 80 games and helped lead the Hornets in scoring with 20.2 points per contest. This off-season, he was slated to become a free agent.
The couple, who have two children together, started dating in 2016.
Johnson also participated in basketball at Middle Tennessee State University and Marshall University.
Three criminal charges against Bridges
According to the reports, Bridges has been accused of causing harm to a child’s mother on one felony count and two felony counts of abusing children.
When police arrived at the basketball player’s home the following day, he turned himself in and, according to the authorities, was freed after posting $130,000 fines.
Bridges is a constrained free man this year, which means the Hornets are free to match any new contracts. Bridges was previously pen.
Miles Bridges news, updates: Plea deal, punishment
Bridges appeared in court in November and entered a plea of no contest, which signifies that he accepted punishment and guilty verdict without formally confessing guilt.
Bridges agreed to a deal that included three years of probation but no jail time. As part of his plea agreement, he must also adhere to the following rules during his three-year probation:
- 52-week domestic counselling is required.
- 52 weeks of parenting education.
- Perform community service for 100 hours.
- Take part in weekly drug tests.
- Pay a $800 fine, of which $300 is for restitution and $500 is for domestic violence.
- Owning weapons or ammunition is prohibited.
- Respect the woman’s 10-year protective restraining order.
Miles Bridges arrest details
According to TMZ, Bridges ended up turning himself in to the LAPD after getting into a physical altercation with a woman.
Police were summoned to the location, but when they showed up, Bridges had already left, according to TMZ. According to TMZ, the woman needed medical attention, but it wasn’t clear how badly she had been hurt.
Bridges was released on a $130,000 bond after being accused with felony domestic violence, as per LA Sheriff’s Department records. He might spend some time in a California state penitentiary if found guilty.
On July 19, the Los Angeles County district attorney announced that Bridges is facing three felonies related to domestic violence, including two counts of abusing child under situations or circumstances likely to result in serious bodily harm or death.
District Attorney George Gascon said, “Domestic violence creates physical, mental and emotional trauma that has a lasting impact on survivors,”. “Children who witness family violence are especially vulnerable and the impact on them is immeasurable.”
According to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes, Bridges entered a not guilty plea at his initial hearing on July 20. According to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes, Bridges’ case was postponed on October 12 until October 17.
Given that Bridges is a free agent, it’s uncertain where he stands with the NBA while the legal process is ongoing.
Charlotte Hornets Respond
In a statement, the Charlotte Hornets said they were aware of Bridges’ arrest and would keep an eye on the situation.
The organisation said that they are gathering more information at the moment and at this time, they will not be making any additional comments,
It’s unclear if the NBA will do anything.
Bridges’ career is in trouble
In the event that Bridges is found guilty of the severe allegations made against him, he could face harsh punishment and serve a lengthy prison sentence.
There are many different types of domestic violence. It has long-lasting effects, causing mental, physical, and emotional distress in the survivors. Los Angeles District Attorney Gascón noted that children who are subjected to domestic violence are especially weak and suffer irreversible damage.
Bridges will be held accountable for his crimes, and according to reports, the victims will receive support from the Bureau of Victim Services as they deal with this case, added Gascón.