Former Portland Trail Blazers forward Dante Cunningham was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault in Minnesota on Thursday.
Cunningham, now with the Minnesota Timberwolves, is being held without bail until he is charged and he will not travel with the team to Miami in advance of a Friday night game against the Heat.
Paul Walsh of the Star Tribune reports...
Police arrived at Cunningham's residence on Medina Road about 4 a.m. and met with a woman who also lives there who had "marks of a physical domestic [altercation]" on her body," said Police Chief Ed Belland. The woman did not require medical treatment, the chief added.
Cunningham had left the $1.1 million home before police arrived but soon returned and "was subsequently arrested and taken into custody without incident," Belland said.
The Timberwolves issued the following 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, 26, was a 2009 second-round pick by the Blazers out of Villanova. He was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats midway through his second season in the league.
Cunningham is averaging 6 points and 4 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game over 74 appearances for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season.
Back in 2011, Cunningham was arrested when police found a loaded BB gun and marijuana in his vehicle after he was pulled over for speeding and reckless driving.
Cunningham is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer after his three-year, $6.3 million contract comes to a conclusion.
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