NBA’s Miles Bridges Cleared Of Three Criminal Charges


Prosecutors in North Carolina have dropped three charges against NBA player Miles Bridges due to lack of sufficient evidence, including misdemeanor child abuse. The counts dismissed by prosecutors were domestic violence protective order violation, misdemeanor child abuse, and injury to personal property. The decision to drop the case was based on insufficient evidence, as per court records for Mecklenburg County.

Key Takeaway

NBA player Miles Bridges has been cleared of three criminal charges, including misdemeanor child abuse, due to insufficient evidence. This development follows previous legal issues, including a suspension by the NBA for a domestic violence incident in 2022.

Allegations and Legal Proceedings

The charges stemmed from an accusation made by Bridges’ former girlfriend, who claimed that he had damaged her windshield while her children were in the car. However, prosecutors determined that the evidence was not strong enough to secure a conviction. Bridges’ attorney expressed confidence in his client’s innocence, stating, “The evidence was going to show Miles was innocent and we were going to win a trial,” in a statement to ESPN.

Previous Incidents and NBA Suspension

This is not the first time Bridges has been involved in legal issues. He was previously suspended for 30 games by the NBA due to a domestic violence incident in 2022. In that case, Bridges took a plea deal, resulting in 3 years of probation, 100 hours of community service, and mandatory participation in a parenting class.

Current Performance in the NBA

Despite the legal challenges, Bridges has been performing well on the court, averaging 21.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game for the Charlotte Hornets this season.