Lakers coach Frank Vogel speaks on DeMarcus Cousins’ harassment charges being dropped
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has admitted that DeMarcus Cousins’ criminal charges that were dropped on Friday have “definitely been present in my mind.”
The case, filed in a Mobile, Alabama court, has been dismissed.
F. Vogel says that DeMarcus Cousins’ criminal charges that were dropped today have “definitely been present in my mind but it’s really a legal matter and I’m not really allowed to comment on it further than that.” He added that the team is still “hopeful” Cousins plays in ‘19-20
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 22, 2019
Cousins was trying to get his ex-girlfriend to let their seven-year-old son come to his wedding in Atlanta. The Lakers star, who is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season after tearing his left ACL during a pick-up game in Las Vegas, allegedly told his ex-girlfriend he’d make sure to put a “bullet in [her] f***ing head.”
Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Lakers this summer. He was projected to be the team’s backup center. Cousins, who is a four-time All-Star, has career averages of 21.2 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists.
Boogie played with the Golden State Warriors last season. He tore his left quad in the first round of the 2019 playoffs.
Cousins’ injury woes began in 2018, when he tore his left Achilles with the New Orleans Pelicans. He was actually on track to sign a lucrative contract in the summer of 2018 before he tore his Achilles tendon.
The Lakers signed Dwight Howard to a non-guaranteed deal after Cousins tore his ACL. Hopefully, we get to see Cousins play this season.