Miles Bridges turns himself into police
The Charlotte Hornets continue to have off-the-court issues as forward Miles Bridges turned himself into the police Friday, according to multiple reports. This comes days after an arrest warrant was issued for an alleged protection order violation linked to a domestic violence case last year.
Bridges turned himself in this morning in Lincoln County which is just outside of Charlotte. He appeared before a district judge and was released on $1,000 bail.
Bridges was in Washington D.C. on Thursday night while the Hornets had a preseason game against the Wizards. He did not play because he is currently suspended by the NBA.
The 25-year-old may run into some more trouble as he is set to be served a criminal summons for an Oct. 6th allegation of violating a protective order, misdemeanor child abuse and injury to personal property. This criminal summons has not been served yet according to court documents.
Bridges is currently serving three years of probation after he pleaded no contest in a June 2022 domestic violence case that involved the mother of his two children. He has to adhere to a ten-year criminal protection order, weekly narcotics testing and pay restitution.
The NBA already has suspended Bridges for the first ten games of the season. Friday’s news plus possible issues to follow, that suspension could get worse. As of now, both the Hornets and the NBA are looking into this situation to figure out where they will proceed from here.
The Hornets seem to be hitting a rough patch with off-the-court issues these last few years. Players such as James Bouknight and Kai Jones have had problems that left the team and fans confused and upset.
It seems like this organization can’t catch a break and it has heavily affected their play on the court. Problems like these have plagued this franchise’s playoff hopes and it is unfortunate for the fans who will likely have to endure more mediocre play from this team.