Chris Paul when playing inside the court does not show his afraid of anybody that when it comes to real life threats that would involve his family, it’s a different story. Investigators are now trying to identify a person who posted on social media a serious bodily harm threat to Paul and his wife.
The LA Times reported that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is trying to sort out possible suspects that could be linked to a Twitter post that threatened to kill Paul’s wife, Jada Crawley, and frame the 30-year old point guard of the Los Angeles Clippers.
According to a source, the incident came about after the Clippers’ loss in early February when a post that stated “@CP3 if I knew where you lived I’d probably kill your wife and frame you for it. I watch dateline I get away with it,” and according to TMZ, the message raised concern with the team’s security that the person reported it to authorities.
LAPD’s Lt. Andrew Neiman stated that the department’s threat management unit is investigating the threats against Paul and his family. He added that it is not unheard of for sports fans to publish threatening tweets, or to troll athletes on social media. However, threats naming family members usually rate as a greater cause for concern, but the threat investigation so far has not been referred to prosecutors.
As the investigation is still ongoing no arrest has been made yet. However, the incident is not the first time for Paul and his family as they have been receiving other threats and harassment from another online troll for more than a year.
LAPD is also looking at an angle that involves an Instagram troll that has been harassing Paul and though the troll did not threaten to do any bodily harm, authorities are still looking for a possible link to that of the Twitter troll.
The timing of the threats could not come at its worse as Paul and the rest of the Clippers are trying to establish a spot going into the playoffs and hoped that this would not let him lose his focus.
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