Miles Bridges Could Face Another Suspension

Miles Bridges is back for the Charlotte Hornets after sitting out a 10-game suspension and all of last season following his arrest on domestic violence charges. 

But his status going forward is far from assured, as only last month, Bridges was in hot water with the law once again after violating a criminal protective order to stay away from his former girlfriend, and the mother of his children, for 10 years. 

Appearing recently on Sportsnet 590 Radio, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addressed the fact that although Bridges isn't out of the woods yet from more league punishment, he will be letting due process in the legal system take its course before making any ruling on a further suspension or any other league discipline.

"In terms of new allegations, everybody's entitled to due process and everybody's entitled to a fair hearing... That's an independent investigation, so until there are findings there, it would be unfair to punish a player under those circumstances.

"In deciding on any appropriate discipline, contrition and a player's reaction to the incident is important, but I don't want to pre-judge these (new) allegations against him."

The police report states that in violating the court order this summer, Bridges is alleged to have pelted the woman's car with billiard balls, smashing the windshield and denting the windows, all while the children were in the car.

The 6'7", 225-pound Bridges signed a one-year, $7.9M contract with Charlotte, and will become an unrestricted free agent after the season. In his first two games back with the Hornets this year, he's averaged 18 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists, while shooting 50% on threes in about 32 minutes per game.

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