Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison is in hot waters after he was arrested Monday for domestic violence, which constitutes to a felony charge, and nabbed for driving with a suspended driver’s license. Word is swelling that the 28-year old out of the University of California has been booked at Placer County Jail on one count of inflicting corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant and two misdemeanor bench warrants for driving on a suspended license.
CBS local reported that Collison was arrested on early Monday morning after deputies responded to a call from a woman who said she was being assaulted inside a Granite Bay home. Collison is married to Keyosha Sanders since 2011. The report also stated that the Collison was released after posting a $55,000 bail for all offense and was given a day in court on July 11. Placer County District Attorney’s office says has been made aware of the arrest, but the case was referred to them.
The Kings have issued a statement and strongly condemn any violence of any kind, though they have not made known of their decision regarding Collison.
“We’ve been made aware of the situation. The Sacramento Kings condemn violence of any kind. We are gathering additional information and once all facts are known we will take appropriate steps,” the Kings said.
If found guilty, Collins could face a jail time of two to four years and a fine of $6,000 while for the misdemeanor charges if found guilty as well, Collison could also face jail time and a fine that will be determined by the court.
Collison signed a three-year $15,040,677 contract with the Sacramento Kings that will still hold until the end of the 2017 season. He also played 74 games for the Kings in the 2015-16 season and averaged 14 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Collison recently finished his second season with the Kings. He’s played seven seasons in the NBA haven played for the New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Clippers.
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