“That is unbelievably soft” – Miles Bridges $1.5 million fine and suspension for allegedly BEATING WIFE not enough, per NBA fans

NBA fans outraged by Miles Bridges’ suspension for domestic violence

“That is unbelievably soft” – Miles Bridges $1.5 million fine and suspension for allegedly BEATING WIFE not enough, per NBA fans

Charlotte Hornets Miles Bridges (Via Twitter)

The NBA has handed down a 30-game suspension to free agent forward Miles Bridges for his involvement in a domestic violence incident last summer. Bridges, who last played for the Charlotte Hornets during the 2021-22 NBA season, will have to sit out the first ten games of the next season if he signs with another team, as the league determined that he has already served 20 games of the suspension by not playing this year. The suspension will also cost Bridges a significant amount of money, as he will forfeit 1/110th of his new contract for each game he misses, which will likely cost at least $1.5 million.

Bridges, 24, was arrested in June 2022 for allegedly assaulting his partner, the mother of his two children, in front of them. He was charged with felony domestic and child abuse but pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of felony domestic violence in November 2022. The other charges were dropped as part of a plea deal.

The NBA said it conducted its investigation into the matter, which included interviewing Bridges, his partner, and several witnesses. The league also consulted with domestic violence experts before making its decision. The suspension is based on “all facts and circumstances of this matter and considers the conduct and its result, as well as the outcome of the criminal matter, among other factors. The NBA also consulted with a group of domestic violence experts who provide the league with guidance in such cases,” NBA said in an official statement regarding the matter.

Bridges was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft out of Michigan State University and was traded to Charlotte, where he played four seasons. He was coming off his best year professionally, averaging 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.8 assists before the incident. He is a restricted free agent, meaning the Hornets can match any offer he receives.

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Fans react to Miles Bridges’ punishment

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Charlotte Hornets Miles Bridges (Via Twitter)

The suspension of Bridges has sparked mixed reactions from fans and analysts on social media. Some have applauded the league for taking a strong stance against domestic violence and holding Bridges accountable for his actions. Others have criticized the league for being too lenient and not sending a clear message that such behavior is unacceptable.

Some fans have pointed out that Bridges’ suspension is shorter than others for non-violent offenses, such as drug use or tampering. They have also questioned why Bridges was given credit for 20 games he missed voluntarily, as he was a restricted free agent who did not sign with any team this season.

Some fans have also expressed sympathy for Bridges’ partner and children affected by the incident. They have urged the league and the players’ union to provide support and resources for victims of domestic violence.

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