Bridges is being charged with three felony counts of domestic violence and child abuse in Los Angeles on Tuesday, following allegations from his wife Mychelle Johnson that he allegedly attacked her in front of their two children.
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Johnson shared some of the grueling photos following the alleged incident in which she claims the 6-7, 225-pound Bridges broke her nose and gave her a concussion.
“I hate that it has come to this but I can’t be silent anymore. I’ve allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me in every way possible and traumatize our kids for life. I have nothing to prove to the world, but I won’t allow anyone who could do something so horrible to have no remorse and paint a picture of something I’m not,” Johnson said in a statement on her Instagram page.
Bridges is being charged with one felony count of injuring a child’s parent and two felony counts of child abuse according to Los Angeles prosecutors. He turned himself in only a day after the police arrived at his home. He was later released from jail on a $130,000 bail.
After a stellar 2021-22 season, Bridges is a currently restricted free agent this summer with the Hornets having the option to match any offers made his way, though it would be hard to see any team take a shot on him until more details from the case emerge.
The 24-year-old forward was a rising star in the NBA, averaging more than 20 points a game and seven boards in 80 games last season. The Hornets have yet to release a statement Tuesday but have said they are “in the process of gathering additional information” following his arrest.