Timberwolves player Dante Cunningham arrested for domestic assault at 4 a.m.
Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham is currently in Hennepin County Jail after being booked early this morning on suspicion of domestic assault in Medina.
According to Ed Belland, direct of public safety in Medina, Cunningham was arrested after police were called to his residence at 472 Medina Road at 4:01 a.m. this morning.
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Cunningham "had left the scene but while police were investigating he returned, was arrested, and taken into custody without incident," Belland says.
The investigation is ongoing as this is published but Belland says "we should have a case down to the Hennepin County Attorney sometime today."
Cunningham, 26, is in his second season with the Timberwolves and his fifth in the NBA. The 6'8", 221 pound forward typically comes off the bench. He's chipped in six points and four rebounds per game this season.
Pioneer Press Timberwolves reporter Andy Greder notes that Cunningham wasn't in good spirits after the Timberwolves' 102-88 victory over Memphis last night, a game where he scored five points and grabbed three rebounds in 10 minutes of action:
#Twolves Dante Cunningham appeared disgruntled post-game Wednesday. He declined comment for a story on his role and future with team.-- Andy Greder (@twolvesnow) April 3, 2014
The Timberwolves released this statement addressing the situation:
"We are aware of the matter involving Dante Cunningham and are in the process of gathering more information. Dante will not be traveling with the team to Miami this afternoon. The Minnesota Timberwolves takes the matter very seriously and does not condone the type of behavior that is associated with this situation. However, we need to let the legal process run its course and will have further comment at the appropriate time."
Cunningham will be a free agent after this season. He's making $2.2 million this year.
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