Porter Jr. was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend.
Multiple local American media outlets, including ‘ESPN’ and ‘CNN’, reported on the 12th (Korean time) that “Kevin Porter Jr. (23, 193 cm) of the NBA Houston Rockets was arrested by the New York police on charges of assaulting his girlfriend.” .
Porter Jr. is accused of assaulting his girlfriend, a former WNBA player. He was arrested by police who responded to a report around 6:45 a.m. local time on the 11th. The girlfriend who was assaulted is currently taken to the hospital.
“We received a report of a 26-year-old female suffering from lacerations to her face and complaining of pain in her neck,” a New York Police Department spokesperson said. “As a result of the on-site investigation, it was confirmed that Porter Jr. struck her body several times and strangled her.” 토토사이트
Porter Jr. has been a troublemaker since his college days. While he was a student at the University of Southern California, he was suspended indefinitely for personal conduct issues, and he caused a stir in 2020 when he was accused of illegal gun possession and assaulting a woman while with the Cleveland Cavaliers. After his return, he caused an uproar in the locker room and was traded to Houston.
Still, Houston believed in Porter Jr.’s talent. As a result, he signed an extension last year with a contract period of four years and a total value of $82.5 million. Porter Jr. responded to Houston’s faith by averaging 34.3 minutes in 59 regular season games last season, setting career highs of 19.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.7 assists.
However, in the off-season, he once again caused social controversy and faced a major crisis in his career. Since dating violence is a serious crime, it is expected that criminal punishment will not be avoided.