Brooklyn Nets Player Arrested For Allegedly Choking Girlfriend

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 23: Rodions Kurucs #00 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks against the Orlando Magic during their game at the Barclays Center on January 23, 2019 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Brooklyn Nets are coming off their best offseason in franchise history that netted them two top players that will have them in the thick of things when it comes to playing for a title once Kevin Durant heals up.

Until then, they have to deal with Rodions Kurucs being arrested for a case where he allegedly choked his girlfriend while they were in his apartment. He has been charged with “obstructing the woman’s breathing.”

New York Daily News reporters broke the story and were at the arraignment:

“Rodions Kurucs, 21, was busted for attacking his then-girlfriend on June 27 just before 8 p.m. in his apartment on Bond St. near First St. in Carroll Gardens…

Kurucs allegedly screamed, “I am going to kill myself!” He allegedly put his hand around the woman’s throat and choked her, then forced her to march to his bed.

The 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward allegedly pushed her on the bed, slapped her in the face twice, bit her lip and then picked her up and tossed her on the bed hard enough to hurt her ribs, the sources said.”

The couple reportedly dated for nine months and their relationship continued even after he choked her. They were reportedly in Las Vegas one day after the incident. They have since broken up.

As many know, behavior like that is not uncommon for victims of domestic abuse as they regularly remain with their abusive partner.

The Brooklyn Nets small forward is due back in court Oct. 21.

Kurucs would face a suspension from the NBA if he pleads guilty or is convicted.