Miles Bridges Now Facing Likely Suspension After Deal With Prosecutors

Charlotte Hornets restricted free agent Miles Bridges had his day in court on Thursday, and in a deal with prosecutors, he pleaded no contest to a felony domestic violence charge and as a result will face no jail time, but three years of probation.

Basically, he accepted the punishment and the conviction without formally admitting guilt in the case. He was charged with a brutal beating of his girlfriend, who had posted pictures of her battered face on social media after the alleged incident. The felony charges also included "an allegation of causing great bodily injury on the domestic violence victim," which was dismissed as part of the plea agreement, reports ESPN's Baxter Holmes.

As noted by NBA Insider John Hollinger, once (if) Bridges signs a contract—be it with Charlotte or any other team—he will likely be suspended—or worse—by the NBA. Holmes added that the league, under the collective bargaining agreement, has the right to "suspend, fine, dismiss or disqualify him from any further association from the league because he pleaded no contest".

The ball is now in the Hornets' court, as they own his rights as a restricted free agent.

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