Former NBA star Anthony Morrow ‘arrested for allegedly strangling and kidnapping ex-girlfriend’ in his native Charlotte
Former NBA player Anthony Morrow faces charges of assaulting a woman, assault by strangulation, making threats and second-degree kidnapping in Charlotte.
According to Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Arrest RecordsMorrow was arrested on February 10 and released two days later on $15,000 bail.
Court documents obtained by the Charlotte-based WSOC TVclaiming that Morrow strangled the woman by “squeezing her neck with his hands” and “pushing her several times with his fists” in her apartment in the Queen City neighborhood.
The victim was left with “scratches on the right side of her neck, a cut lip and abrasions on her forehead.”
Morrow’s lawyers denied the allegations to the Charlotte outlet on Friday.
“He has faith in our justice system and is confident that a review of the evidence will prove he is not guilty,” Morrow’s lawyer said.
Born in Charlotte, 37-year-old Morrow became the “Mr. Basketball’ in 2004 while playing at Charlotte Latin High School.
He went on to play collegeball at Georgia Tech and started with the Golden State Warriors after being drafted in 2008.
In all, he spent nine seasons in the NBA, mostly as a backup. Aside from a three-season stint with Golden State, Morrow had stints with the Nets, Hawks, Mavericks, Pelicans, Thunder and Bulls.
Throughout his career, Morrow played 564 games, averaging 9.4 points per game, 2.2 rebounds, and shooting percentages of 44.7% (FG) and 41.7% (3PT).
The Charlotte native spent three seasons with the Oklahoma City franchise between 2013 and 2017