A Brooklyn Nets forward was arrested this week for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in his apartment.
According to a report from the New York Daily News, Nets forward Rodion Kurucs allegedly choked his girlfriend during an altercation in June.
The Daily News reported a verbal argument “spiraled out of control” and led to the alleged assault.
Here’s more from the report:
Kurucs allegedly screamed, “I am going to kill myself!” He put his hand around the woman’s throat and choked her, then forced her to march to his bed.
He pushed her on the bed, slapped her in the face twice, bit her lip and then picked her up and tossed her on the bed hard enough to hurt her ribs, the sources said.
Police charged the Nets forward with obstructing his girlfriend’s breathing during the altercation.
Kurucs is in his second season with the Nets. The Latvian native signed a three-year, $5 million contract with the team ahead of the 2017 season.
He previously played professionally overseas in Spain and has played for the Latvian national team. During the Nets’ surprising run to success in 2018-19, Kurucs averaged 8.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.
The team has not commented on the charges against Kurucs.