Charlotte Hornets rising star Miles Bridges was arrested late last month after reportedly beating the mother of his kids in California. He was charged with domestic violence after turning himself in to police in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Bridges has also been charged with one felony count of injuring a child’s parent and two felony counts of child abuse under circumstances or conditions likely to cause great bodily injury or death.
NBA star Miles Bridges was charged with felony domestic violence and child abuse in L.A. after allegedly beating the mother of his kids … in front of the children. https://t.co/QuSk7p29m5
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TMZ Sports captured District Attorney George Gascon’s thoughts on the matter and why there were additional charges filed against Miles Bridges.
“Domestic violence creates physical, mental and emotional trauma that has a lasting impact on survivors… Children who witness family violence are especially vulnerable and the impact on them is immeasurable. Mr. Bridges will be held accountable for his actions and our Bureau of Victim Services will support the survivors through this difficult process.”
Mychelle Johnson, the alleged victim, told police that she and Bridges were involved in an altercation that turned physical, with him putting his hands on her. She said that she suffered a brain concussion, closed fracture of a nasal bone, contusion of rib, multiple bruises and strain of neck muscle.
Miles Bridges was set to hit free agency and likely earn a massive payday. Instead, there is not likely to be a team in the NBA that will go anywhere near him. Images of Johnson after the incident have surfaced and it does not create a good look for Bridges.
If convicted, Miles Bridges could face years in prison.