New Arrest Warrant Issued For Miles Bridges

Miles Bridges, who is returning this season after sitting out last year due to an ugly domestic violence incident involving the mother of his children, now has an arrest warrant out for him once again. 

This warrant, however, is not for a new incident. According to Charlotte news outlet WSOC-TV, “It’s related to (the) prior domestic violence incident. However, the situation didn’t involve any new allegations of physical violence -- it’s related to the violation of a protective order, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and the county clerk of court.”

But the details aren't pretty.

"The corresponding police report indicated that the victim’s windshield was smashed in and that her protective order was violated by Bridges’ appearance," wrote WSOC. "The incident happened at her residence."

The victim is Bridges' longtime girlfriend. 

The 6'6", 225-pound forward is still on probation for a felony charge of injuring a child’s parent (his girlfriend) last year. 

Bridges pleaded no contest last November to the original charge, and received three years' probation, plus being subject to a 10-year criminal protective order for the victim. 

He signed a one-year, $7.9M dollar contract to return to the Hornets in 2023-24, but must serve a 10-game suspension to begin the season. (The NBA officially issued a 30-game ban, but claims that 20 of those games can be accounted for by sitting out last season.)

To say this has been a troubling camp for the Hornets would be an understatement. While Bridges' incident has the potential to be the most serious, other Hornets' issues this fall included the bizarre behavior of big man Kai Jones, who demanded a trade, and has been subsequently waived. 

As well, guard James Bouknight has had to undergo surgery for an injury suffered in camp. 

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