NBA: Kevin Porter Jr., arrested for assault, fractured a vertebra in his girlfriend’s neck

Kevin Porter Jr.point guard for the NBA’s Houston Rockets, was arrested this Monday in New York on charges of assaulting his girlfriend at a hotel and causing, according to prosecutors, cervical vertebra fracture and a cut in the victim’s eye.

Porter Jr., 23, denied charges of assault and strangulation, although prosecutors argued the basketball player continued to hit his girlfriend, a WNBA player. Kisre Gondrezikuntil she managed to escape from her New York hotel room, American media reported.

The attack took place at the Millennium Hilton Hotel in New York City, and Porter Jr. was arrested that Monday around 6:45 a.m.

Selected 30th overall in the 2019 draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, Porter Jr. played in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets.

He averaged 19.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game for the Rockets last season.

(according to information from EFE)

Source: Aristegui Noticias