NBA star Anthony Edwards was cited for third-degree assault after his team, Minnesota Timberwolves, was eliminated from the NBA playoffs by the Denver Nuggets last Tuesday.
Edwards allegedly hit two women working at the arena with a folding chair while walking back to the locker room after the game. According to police, neither woman was seriously injured; however, the damage had already been done. Police cited Edwards for misdemeanor third-degree assault, which means to “knowingly or recklessly cause bodily injury.”
A video of the incident shows Edwards running towards the tunnel, picking up a chair in frustration, and swinging it wildly as he’s approaching the tunnel, hitting a blonde-haired woman standing next to the pathway leading to the locker room – who was grazed with the chair as Edward quickly swung it through the air. A second woman, who was hit, cannot be seen clearly in the video during the incident. However, Edward’s actions seemed inadvertent.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the Minnesota Timberwolves, said, “We are aware of the alleged incident regarding Anthony Edwards following Game 5 in Denver, and are in the process of gathering more information. We have no further comment at this moment. ”
Edwards is yet to release a statement, and is expected to make his scheduled court appearance on June 9.