Pay per head sportsbooks found out that Dante Cunningham, Minnesota Timberwolves forward, rejoined the team on Saturday, two days after being arrested and later charged with felony domestic assault for allegedly choking his girlfriend while they were arguing.
Price per head services saw that in a 100-92 loss to the Orlando Magic, Cunningham played 34 minutes, scored 12 points, blocked three shots, and grabbed six rebounds.
On Friday, Cunningham was released from jail and on Saturday morning he flew to Orlando.
Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, the Timberwolves and the NBA cannot discipline Cunningham for the same transgression. Pay per head sportsbooks learned that the league was expected to wait until it got all the details before making a decision on whether to punish the player or not.
On Thursday, shortly after his arrest, the Timberwolves said that they were gathering information and taking the alleged incident “very seriously.”
Pay per head sportsbooks know that Cunningham cannot be deactivated by the team because that could be seen as a type of discipline and a grievance could be filed by the NBPA.
A criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court said that the player’s girlfriend told police that early on Thursday they were arguing at his home in Minneapolis. Pay per head sportsbooks learned that the woman, who was not named, told the police that he kicked down a locked bedroom door, grabbed her around the neck and slammed her against the wall, choking her for 15 to 20 seconds, during which she was unable to breathe.
Police said that the woman, who was in a relationship with Cunningham for the past eight months, didn’t need medical treatment.
The 26-year-old was charged with one felony count of domestic assault by strangulation, and missed Friday night’s win over the Miami Heat.
Cunningham, who’s in his fifth year with the NBA, has an average of 6.0 points and 4.0 rebounds this season. Pay per head sportsbooks found out that the player is set to become a free agent on July 1 after finishing his contract’s final year that pays him $2.1 million this season.
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NBA fans and pay per head sportsbooks will follow developments on Cunningham, and hope that thing settle down in the best possible manner.