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Ex-Lakers Player Allegedly Caught On Video Beating GF (Video)

Ex-Lakers Player Allegedly Caught On Video Beating GF (Video)

A former Los Angeles Lakers player has reportedly been caught on camera in what is being described as a case of domestic assault.

Darius Morris, who the Lakers selected in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft, found himself at the center of a troubling allegation this week.

According to TMZ, “on April 18, a woman told officers the 29-year-old pro basketball player beat her up during an altercation at a Manhattan-area home.”

She allegedly admitted to police that she had left her home and requested that Morris leave by the time she returned. Unfortunately, he was still there when she came back, and that’s when things reportedly exploded.

Police relayed that the woman told them Morris “grabbed her by her hair and dragged her, punching and kicking her in the head repeatedly,” per TMZ.

Law enforcement sources then told TMZ that the victim had sustained “bruising and swelling on her eyes, forehead, and ear … and also suffered a chipped tooth and bruises on her arms and back” as a result of the alleged attack.

Troubling imagery said to be from the incident later made its way online.

 

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Since the purported incident occurred, the situation has gotten a bit tricky.

Why?

Because according to TMZ, they were subsequently “contacted by the accuser, who now says she made the whole thing up and doesn’t want to see Morris prosecuted.”

She further told them that she will go to the D.A. to drop the case against Morris.

This obviously isn’t the first horrific domestic abuse case to rock the sports world in recent months. One particularly brutal one occurred in the NFL a little while ago. Prior to that, troubling photos of what a retired NFL star did to his better half also surfaced – sparking an important discussion about the treatment of women in society.

It remains to be seen how this Morris situation will ultimately unfold, but at the moment, it doesn’t look good.

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Carlos Garcia

A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.

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