Minnesota Timberwolves’ guard Anthony Edwards was cited for third-degree assault after he allegedly struck two female employees with a chair following the team’s loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 at Ball Arena. The incident occurred as Edwards headed toward the Wolves’ locker room and swung a folding chair, injuring the employees. The injuries were not serious, according to Denver police spokesman Jay Casillas.
Wolves Statement and Edwards’ Court Date
The Wolves released a statement on Wednesday night stating that they were aware of the alleged incident and were in the process of gathering more information. Edwards is scheduled for a June 9 court date in Denver, according to the citation. If convicted, he faces possible jail time and a fine of up to $1,000.
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Denver beat Minnesota 112-109 on Tuesday night to win the first-round NBA playoff series in five games. Edwards missed the tying 3-point attempt at the buzzer. The Wolves have not commented further on the incident at this time.
The incident involving Edwards and the two female employees is a serious matter that requires further investigation. Assault of any kind is unacceptable and should not be tolerated in any setting. The Wolves are taking the matter seriously and will await the outcome of the investigation before making any further comments. Edwards’ court date is set for June 9, and until then, the Wolves will continue to gather information to ensure that the appropriate actions are taken.
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