Miles Bridges, the 25-year-old forward for the Charlotte Hornets, is currently grappling with significant legal challenges. In mid-October, Bridges surrendered himself following the issuance of an arrest warrant. This warrant stemmed from an alleged breach of a protective order that he was legally bound to adhere to.
His court appearance is scheduled for Monday, November 13.
Concurrently, Bridges has been actively participating in practices with the Hornets while awaiting the conclusion of his suspension from the league.
Miles Bridges' court date, for both criminal cases below, is currently scheduled for Monday, Nov 13th at 9 AM.
Most recently, on Nov 1st, there was a motion filed for Production of Exculpatory Evidence.
Since the close of the 2021-22 season, Bridges has been sidelined, receiving a 30-game suspension from the NBA last April. Notably, the NBA has recognized that Bridges has already served 20 of these 30 games. Bridges is slated to return to play on Friday, November 17, in a home game against the Milwaukee Bucks as part of the NBA In-Season Tournament if the league imposes no additional sanctions.
Amidst these developments, Flea, the renowned rock band Red Chili Peppers bassist and a fervent LA Lakers fan, expressed his curiosity about Bridges' situation on Twitter. His tweet, seemingly inquiring on behalf of a friend's fantasy team, asked if Bridges would return to the court once his suspension concludes.
Flea, whose net worth is an impressive $160,000,000 as reported by Celebrity Net Worth, has a notable presence in both the music and acting scenes. <
The charges against Bridges date back to June 2022, when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend in front of their two children.
Is Miles Bridges going to play for the charlotte Hornets when his suspension is up? (asking for a friend's fantasy team) — Flea (@flea333) November 9, 2023
This led to charges of domestic violence and child abuse, resulting in a three-year probationary period. ESPN's Baxter Holmes detailed the conditions of this probation, which include domestic violence counselling, parenting classes, community service, and narcotics testing.
Additionally, Bridges must adhere to a 10-year protective order and prohibit possessing firearms or weapons. However, recent developments suggest that Bridges may have violated this protective order. Reports indicate that he and his current girlfriend threatened his ex-girlfriend, an action that led to his voluntary surrender to authorities.
This incident, which again involved his children, could potentially lead to new charges of child abuse. As this legal saga unfolds, the sports community and Bridges' fans await the court's decision on November 13. The outcome will impact his legal standing and determine his ability to return to professional basketball with the Charlotte Hornets in the upcoming week.