Lak­ers cen­ter Cousins will not face ha­rass­ment charges, at­tor­ney says NBA union ap­peals sus­pen­sion of Dion Waiters

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - FROM STAFF AND WIRE RE­PORTS — Tania Gan­guli, Los An­ge­les Times

LOS AN­GE­LES — Ha­rass­ment charges against Lak­ers cen­ter DeMar­cus Cousins have been dropped, his at­tor­ney, Moshae Don­ald, said.

“I am pleased to an­nounce all crim­i­nal charges against DeMar­cus Cousins have been dropped,” Don­ald said in a state­ment. “The case is dis­missed and Mr. Cousins is look­ing for­ward to mov­ing on­ward with his life and ca­reer as a pro­fes­sional bas­ket­ball player.”

Cousins had been ac­cused of threat­en­ing to kill his ex-girl­friend, Cristy West, dur­ing a dis­agree­ment about whether their son could at­tend his wed­ding. Au­dio of their con­ver­sa­tion was pub­lished by TMZ and given to the Mo­bile (Ala.) Po­lice Depart­ment, which is­sued a war­rant for Cousins’ ar­rest, ac­cord­ing to po­lice spokes­woman Charlette So­lis.

A per­son fa­mil­iar with the pro­ceed­ings said the war­rant was later with­drawn and Cousins was ar­raigned, but the Mo­bile city at­tor­ney ul­ti­mately de­cided to drop the charges.

At­tempts to con­firm the charges had been dropped with the city of Mo­bile and West were un­suc­cess­ful.

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