An arrest warrant for a domestic violence charge has been issued for Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins, according to a new report.
The warrant has been issued by the Mobile, Alabama police department and is for a third-degree harassing communications misdemeanor, according to USA Today's A.J. Perez.
Cousins has been accused by ex-girlfriend Christy West of threatening to “put a bullet in your f**king head” after she refused to let their son attend Cousins' wedding to his new wife. West is reportedly seeking a restraining order against Cousins.
TMZ first reported these allegations on Tuesday with audio and police reports of the threats.
After TMZ's report on Tuesday, both the Lakers and the NBA said they were "aware of the report and are investigating the allegations."
Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Lakers this summer after spending last season with the Golden State Warriors. However, he tore his ACL this summer and is expected to miss the 2019-20 season.
Today's USA Today report, citing a defense attorney not involved in the case, states that Cousins faces a maximum of a year in jail and would not serve "much if any jail time if convicted or if he takes a plea in the case."