After he served a 30-game suspension following his guilty plea of domestic violence, the Hornets prepared for Miles Bridges’ return to the lineup
Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges returned to the team this week following a 50-game suspension stemming from his arrest for domestic violence in 2022 involving his then-girlfriend Mychelle Johnson and their two children.
Bridges pleaded no contest to the felony domestic violence charge of injuring a child’s parent in November 2022. He was arrested after his wife Johnson, shared and later deleted graphic images of injuries she alleged she sustained the attack.
Despite the fact that the National Basketball Association has worked to address the domestic violence epidemic that has plagued the league in recent years, these incidents involving their players continue to occur. Bridges’ charges were especially egregious, even for an incident so serious. So much so that the Hornets organization sent out a statement to address the sixth-year forward’s return to the lineup, saying they were “comfortable” with him coming back now.
“Miles Bridges is eligible to return to our active roster on Friday after serving his NBA suspension,” the team said Thursday. “We are comfortable with Miles returning to play based on our current understanding of the facts of the recent allegations and remain in contact with the NBA as that matter proceeds through the court process.”
Ten months after Miles Bridges’ arrest, the NBA suspended him for 30 games. He did not play at all last season, which the league counted toward 20 games of his suspension.
Following the first ten games of this season, Bridges had fulfilled the terms and is now back and active for the team. He was scheduled to take part in the NBA’s In-Season Tournament when Charlotte takes on Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard, and the Milwaukee Bucks.
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