Hands off the refs. And hands off the ladies!
Houston Rockets guard Kyle Lowry has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery by the Clark County District Attorney’s office in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Las Vegas Justice Court issued a summons for Lowry to appear before it on Feb 2.
If convicted, Lowry faces up to six months in the Clark County Detention Center and/or a fine of not more than $1,000.
“We have confirmed a criminal complaint charging Kyle Lowry with one count of misdemeanor battery has been filed with the Las Vegas Justice Court,” said Tess Driver, DA’s office spokeswoman, in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.
According to the charges, the allegations stem from a basketball game Lowry was playing in between NBA players on Sept. 22, 2011 in Las Vegas.
The female victim, Infini Robinson, was one of the referees in the game.
The declaration of warrant/summons said, “At the end of the game, Lowry approached the victim and threw a basketball at her striking her in her torso. The victim picked up the basketball and tossed it back at Lowry. Lowry became upset and stated, ‘B****, meet me outside. I will kick you’re a**’.”
The warrant goes on to allege that after Lowry walked away, Robinson went to the designated area for officials to change shoes and clothing, and she was hit with a basketball at a high rate of speed.
Also according to the warrant, Charlotte Bobcats forward Corey Maggette apologized to Robinson on behalf of Lowry and that Lowry also approached Robinson and said, “I’m sorry. I truly apologize for what I did. I let my emotions get the best of me.”
Damn, ballers were acting an a$$ during the lockout. But assaulting referees is just too much. Lowry’s actually been having a decent season with the Rockets so far, and this might derail the whole thing. Oh well, those actions are horrible and he’s gotta pay the price if he did it. Please, no more lockouts.