On Tuesday, news surfaced that Miles Bridges was being charged 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, per the District Attorney’s office.
Late last month, Bridges turned himself into police in Los Angeles the day after an altercation with the mother of his children. The physical confrontation left her with severe injuries. Amid the news that beyond just the domestic violence charges came child abuse charges, NBA fans on Twitter had about enough.
Miles Bridges shouldn’t play another game in da league, idk if he ever will but he should b banned for life
— ً (@FanMahome) July 20, 2022
The Miles Bridges situation is a great example of how you can throw away shit you’ve built for years in a matter of seconds.
Seconds can change your life forever.
— OG Slim (@Jody_McFly) July 20, 2022
I just hope the family of Miles Bridges and those who are affected get the justice they deserve.
— oliver (@oliverrr33) July 20, 2022
Miles Bridges should never be allowed to play NBA basketball again.
It's that simple.
— Mark K (@mkhoops) July 20, 2022
It wasn’t just NBA fans who were disgusted with Miles Bridges. NBA writers and correspondents were as well.
I'm a big believer in due process and letting it play out, but I believe Miles Bridges deserves whatever is coming to him. I just hope this isn't yet another failure of the legal process. The details released today are horrible and he should be nowhere near a basketball court.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) July 20, 2022
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office released a statement following the charges being filed, captured by CBS Sports.
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“Domestic violence creates physical, mental and emotional trauma that has a lasting impact on survivors,” District Attorney George Gascón said. “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.”
Some of the fans referenced the amount of money thrown away by Bridges. He was likely headed for close to a max deal, whether that was going to be in Charlotte or elsewhere. Bridges had a breakout year, averaging over 20 points per game, to go along with seven rebounds, almost four assists, a steal and a block.
Instead, the 24-year-old might be headed to prison if convicted.