Clippers’ Branden Dawson post bail after arrest on domestic violence charges

Los Angeles Clippers Branden Dawson posted bail following his arrest on an alleged felony case for domestic violence.

According to Yahoo Sports, the 23-year old prospect who played out of Michigan State posted a bail of $50,000 following his arrest at a residence in Playa Vista area in Los Angeles, where the team’s practice facility is also located. Details of his arrest were not immediately made public nor did the Clippers gave a statement on Dawson’s arrest.

It was also reported that Dawson played two games for the Clippers but after being recalled from the NBA D-League’s Erie BayHawks, Dawson however did not see action in the Clippers’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

If proven guilty on the charges, the Los Angeles Times related that Dawson may face a 10-game suspension and would be ordered to undergo counseling which is part of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement.

A native of Gary, Indiana, Dawson attended Lew Wallace High School and played college basketball for the Michigan State Spartans. In his senior season for Michigan State, he helped his team reach the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament.

With his impressive performance in the NCAA, Dawson was selected 56th overall by the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2015 NBA Draft and was later traded to the Clippers. After posting 12.8 points and 10.3 rebounds in 25.5 minutes per game in the 2015 NBA Summer League, he signed a two-year contract with the Clippers.

During his rookie season, using the flexible assignment rule, Dawson has received multiple assignments to the Bakersfield Jam, Grand Rapids Drive and Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League. He made his NBA debut against the Washington Wizards, recording one blocked shot in three minutes of action. In their win over the Philadelphia 76ers, Dawson scored his first two points in nine minutes of action.

Photo Courtesy: Brandon Dawson/Twitter

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