NBA Beat Down: Domestic Violence Out of Control.
Royce White and DeAndre Liggins both accused of domestic violence.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: I hope Liggins didn’t really drop a fan and an XBox on his girlfriend. That’s seriously messed up.
The NBA doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to domestic violence. The number of pro players accused of violence in the home is staggering. Some people say this is because of the environment many of these players grew up in, while others believe it is simply a reality of gold digging women trying to cash in on a player’s wealth. Whatever the reason, the trend appears to be in full-swing this week as two NBA players are both accused of violence toward their girlfriends.
Royce White’s ex-girlfriend and Maxim model Tania Mehra filed a police report his week accusing White of physically assaulting her for an incident that took place in June at White’s Houston home. White vehemently denies the accusations and appears determined to defend his good name. Mehra on the other-hand has pics of a laceration over her eye and says White is the cause.
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s DeAndre Liggins also found himself in hot water this week when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in front of their two year old. Liggins also denies the accusations and denies “ever laying a hand on a female” according to ESPN.
The probable cause affidavit stated Liggins punched and hit her at their home. When the woman locked herself in the bedroom he reportedly kicked the door in and pushed her down. According to the affidavit he then dropped a fan on her, stomped her, and dropped an XBox on her. The arresting officer noted signs of physical abuse on the woman at the time of the arrest.
Of course, both men are innocent until proven guilty, but this does raise the question of whether domestic violence is rampant in NBA relationships.
Photo Credit: Royce White Twitter.