Timberwolves Player Anthony Edwards Charged with Third-Degree Assault Following Postgame Incident in Denver Arena
In a recent turn of events, the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards has been charged with third-degree assault after an altercation with a fan in the Denver arena postgame on May 16.
What Happened: An Overview
After the Timberwolves’ defeat to the Denver Nuggets, Edwards was leaving the court with his teammates when he was approached by a fan asking for a photo. According to sources, the conversation turned sour when the fan tried to take a video instead of a photo, and Edwards allegedly attempted to take the phone out of the fan’s hand. This resulted in a physical altercation between the two, which was quickly intervened and broken up by security.
The Charges Against Edwards
The incident was brought to the attention of the Denver Police Department, leading to Edwards being charged with third-degree assault, which could result in a fine or imprisonment for up to two years. Edwards is set to appear in court on August 18 to face these charges.
The NBA’s Response
The NBA’s code of conduct prohibits players from engaging in any physical, verbal, or emotional altercations with fans, and those who violate this code may face disciplinary action. In response to the incident, the league has launched an investigation, which could result in a suspension or a fine for Edwards.
The Reaction of Fans and the Timberwolves
The incident has garnered mixed reactions from fans, with some sympathizing with Edwards and others condemning his actions. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves have released a statement expressing their disappointment with the incident and stating that they will support Edwards and educate him on how to better handle similar situations in the future.
Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards has been charged with third-degree assault following a postgame altercation with a fan in the Denver arena. The charges could result in a fine or imprisonment for up to two years, and Edwards is set to appear in court on August 18. The NBA is also investigating the incident and may impose a suspension or a fine on Edwards. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves have expressed their disappointment with the incident and pledged to support Edwards in improving his conduct in the future.
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