2nd year Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was charged with assault after being accused of choking his girlfriend during an argument Thursday night.
The criminal complaint, filed in suburban Minneapolis, says Cunningham's girlfriend told police they got into an argument, Cunningham kicked down a locked bedroom door, grabbed her around the neck and slammed her against the wall, choking her to the point where she couldn't breathe.
Cunningham's girlfriend did not require medical treatment when police arrived.
Cunningham was charged with a felony count of domestic assault by strangulation with bail set at $40,000.
Here's the morning update
He is still in jail and didn't join the team for their weekend road trip in Florida.
The team issued a standard statement:
"We are aware of the matter involving Dante Cunningham and are in the process of gathering more information. Dante will not be traveling with the team to Miami this afternoon. The Minnesota Timberwolves organization takes the matter very seriously and does not condone the type of behavior that is associated with this situation. However, we need to let the legal process run its course, and will have further comment at the appropriate time."
Cunningham will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
The team exercised their $2.1-million option after last season.