Nets' Rodions Kurucs charged with assaulting girlfriend

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 04, 2019 06:31 PM
Nets' Rodions Kurucs charged with assaulting girlfriend
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 19: Rodions Kurucs #00 of the Brooklyn Nets drives to the basket ;acagainst the Chicago Bulls on December 19, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brooklyn Nets player Rodions Kurucs has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend inside his apartment.

The 21-year-old Latvian-born small forward turned himself in on Tuesday and was arraigned on a misdemeanor assault charge. He's due back in court Oct. 21.

Police say the 32-year-old woman claims she had a verbal dispute with Kurucs in his Brooklyn apartment on June 27 and he choked her. She says he also struck her.

The Daily News reports that Kurucs' lawyer noted there are no photos of the alleged assault and the woman didn't report the incident for nearly two months. He says the two then flew together to Las Vegas the day after the alleged assault.

The Nets released a statement saying they're in "the process of gathering more information."

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