NBA: Hornets free agent Miles Bridges avoids jail in domestic violence case

FILE - The Charlotte Hornets' Miles Bridges #0 leaves the field after beating the Orlando Magic in their game at Spectrum Center on April 7, 2022 at

FILE – Miles Bridge #0 by the Charlotte Hornets. Jacob Kupferman / Getty Images / AFP

Miles Bridges, a restricted freelance agent with the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, did not claim a domestic violence charge in California and agreed to a three-year suspended sentence, Los Angeles prosecutors said on Thursday. Five.

Initially, Bridges pleaded not guilty three counts of domestic violence and child abuse in July, stemming from an alleged assault of his wife in front of their two children in the Southern California city in June.

After Bridges turned himself in to police and was released, his wife, Mychelle Johnson, posted photos on Instagram showing injuries to her face and body.

With her uncontested plea, Bridges did not admit guilt but agreed to accept the conviction and punishment.

The 24-year-old will attend 52 weeks of parenting classes and domestic violence counseling and perform 100 hours of community service.

He will also be barred from possessing a dangerous weapon and undergo weekly drug tests, the district attorney’s office said.

Bridge will also be subject to a 10-year protective order that prohibits him from coming into contact with the victim or staying within 100 yards.

In a written statement, prosecutors said they consulted victims about the settlement, which they described as balancing their desire to hold Bridges accountable and move the case forward because interests of the victim.

Bridges, the Hornets’ top scorer in 2021-22, received a $7.9 million qualifying offer from the team when the allegations surfaced.

He’s still a restricted free agent eligible to sign with another NBA team, but Hornet could match any offer to keep him.

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