Restricted free agent Hornets forward Miles Bridges, worked out a plea deal with prosecutors regarding his felony domestic violence case.
Miles Bridges : Plea | no contest plea | Wife | Salary
Miles Emmanuel Bridges Sr. is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
|Born||March 21, 1998
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
He played college basketball for the Michigan State Spartans.
A native of Flint, Michigan, he competed for Flint Southwestern Academy (freshman season) at the high school level before moving to Huntington Prep School for his sophomore, junior, and senior year.
Bridges was selected 12th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2018 NBA draft, but was traded to the Hornets on draft night.
Miles Bridges plea
After months of postponements, Miles Bridges’ domestic violence case has finally come to a resolution.
On Thursday, the Charlotte Hornets restricted free agent pleaded no contest to a felony count of injuring a child’s parent, agreeing to a three-year probation period with no jail time, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
As part of the deal, the 24-year-old will have to attend 52 weeks of parenting classes and domestic violence counseling, as well as 100 hours of community service.
He’ll also be forbidden from owning any dangerous weapons and must undergo weekly narcotics tests, according to the DA’s office.
Bridges will also be subject to a 10-year protective order prohibiting him from contacting the victim or being within 100 yards of her.
In a written statement, the DA’s office said prosecutors consulted the victim about the deal, which they framed as a solution that balanced their desire to hold Bridges accountable and to expedite the case for the victim’s sake. A restitution hearing is scheduled for Jan. 13, 2023.
The Hornets, meanwhile, released a statement late Thursday acknowledging the outcome, but the club refrained from taking any immediate action.
Miles Bridges no contest plea
Charlotte Hornets restricted free agent Miles Bridges has pleaded no contest to charges of domestic violence, and will be put on three years of probation.
The Los Angeles Superior Court sentenced him to three years of probation with no jail time. A “no contest” plea means that Bridges is accepting the sentence without formally admitting that he is guilty.
He had also been charged with two counts of felony for child abuse “in circumstances likely to cause great bodily injury or death”, but these were dismissed as part of his deal with prosecutors, and with the agreement of his ex-partner.
On top of his probation, he will also have to comply with other conditions, which include undergoing 52 weeks of counseling for domestic violence and 52 weeks of parenting classes, putting in 100 hours of community service, and undergoing weekly drug tests, with doctor-prescribed marijuana allowed.
The 24-year-old will also not be allowed to own guns or any dangerous weapons, pay a restitution fine of $300 and a domestic violence fine of $500, and follow a 10-year protective order which requires him to stay 100 yards away from his ex and have no contact with her.
Mychelle Johnson, wife of NBA player Miles Bridges, shared photos of injuries she says she sustained at the hands of “a male partner” Thursday. Bridges turned himself in on a felony domestic violence charge Wednesday.
“I hate that it has come to this but I can’t be silent anymore,” Johnson, 24, wrote on Instagram, captioning a gallery of photos that showed her with bruises on her face, hands, arms, back and legs. “I’ve allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me in every way possible and traumatize our kids for life.”
“It hurts my heart because I’ve always had hope, and so much love and as scary as this is for me to do it’s time I stand up for myself,” she added. “I won’t be silent to protect others anymore because I value myself and my kids more than anyones ‘image.’ “
Johnson said she suffered “a fracture nose, wrist, torn eardrum, torn muscles in my neck from being choked until i went to sleep and a severe concussion.”
Her post also included what appeared to be a medical report that diagnosed Johnson as a “victim of abuse by a male partner.” Among the injuries listed included “assault by strangulation, brain concussion, closed fracture of the nasal bone, contusion of rib, multiple bruises, and strain of neck muscle.”
Miles Bridges signed a 4 year / $16,317,853 contract with the Charlotte Hornets, including $16,317,853 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $4,079,463.
|Contract:||4 yr(s) / $16,317,853|
|Guaranteed at Signing||$6,962,040|
|Signed Using:||Entry Level/Rookie|
|Free Agent:||2022 / RFA|
In 2022-23, Bridges will earn a base salary of $7,921,301, while carrying a cap hit of $16,264,479.
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