Lakers Address DeMarcus Cousins Domestic Violence Case
Lakers released a statement explaining their investigation into the alleged verbal threats against the mother of Los Angeles Lakers star, DeMarcus Cousins. At the Lakers‘ Media Day on Friday (Sept. 28th), general manager Rob Pelinka gave vague update on the threats against his child’s mother last month, Pelinka says,
“I think the most important thing to say is the Lakers as an organization take allegations of domestic violence extremely seriously. That said, when allegations are made for any NBA player, the league takes over and handles that investigation.”
“We’re going to abide by the league’s lead on this as that’s being investigated, and because it’s a legal matter, we can’t really speak any further about that right now. He’s a member of our roster and a part of the team, and we’ll just have to wait for guidance from the league on next steps.”
In the audio released last month, a voice appearing to be Cousins threatened his ex-girlfriend asking her,
“I’m gonna ask you this one more time before I take it to another level. Can I have my son here, please?”
When she responded no, he stated:
“I’m gonna make sure I put a bullet in your f*cking head.”
Christy West and Cousins share a 7-year-old son to together. The alleged verbal threat took place prior to his wedding ceremony. The Lakers star married Morgan Lang in Atlanta a week after tearing his ACL.
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