Dyste: Former Blazers F Dante Cunningham Arrested Again

Bruce Fedyck-US PRESSWIRE

Former Portland Trail Blazers forward Dante Cunningham has been arrested in Minnesota for the second time this week.

Leslie Dyste of KSTP.com reports that former Portland Trail Blazers forward Dante Cunningham has been arrested in Minnesota for the second time this week.

Medina Police arrested 26-year-old Cunningham on suspicion of [terroristic] threats Sunday and he was taken into custody at 12:24 p.m., according to Hennepin County Jail records.

The Timberwolves issued the following statement on Sunday.

"The situation with Dante Cunningham is very fluid and we continue to monitor all available information. We reiterate that the Minnesota Timberwolves do not condone the behavior described in the accusations. We continue to wait for the legal process to run its course and will have further comment when appropriate."

Cunningham, who is now with the Timberwolves, was arrested for allegedly choking his girlfriend on Thursday.

The Associated Press reports that he has been charged with one felony count of domestic assault by strangulation.

The woman, who is not named in the complaint, told police he kicked down a locked bedroom door, grabbed her around the neck and slammed her against the wall, choking her for 15 to 20 seconds during which she could not breathe.

"Victim's eyes were watering and she felt like she was being strangled to death," the complaint alleges.

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 6.1 points and 4.1 rebounds in 20 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.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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