Report: Sebastian Telfair's Wife Samantha Says He's Threatened to Kill Himself

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJanuary 18, 2018

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Sebastian Telfair runs court against the Denver Nuggets in the fourth quarter of the Nuggets' 114-101 victory in an NBA exhibition basketball game in Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Samantha Telfair, the estranged wife of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair, said he threatened to kill himself and has "become increasingly hostile, unstable and violent," in court documents obtained by TMZ Sports

According to that report, Samantha was granted an emergency restraining order after Sebastian "showed up to her home in Irvine, CA on Jan. 12 and went nuclear on the doorbell when he realized she wasn't home." 

He reportedly "began cussing like crazy and kicking the door -- even when the couple's two young kids came out of the house and begged him to stop," before smashing the front windshield of her car.

Telfair also reportedly approached Samantha aggressively, though she was able to leave the house. The police were then called. 

Telfair is currently facing multiple felony gun charges after police found "three loaded firearms, a semi-automatic rifle, significant amounts of ammunition and a bullet-resistant vest" in his truck in June.

Officers also reported finding a burning blunt on his dashboard and two bags of marijuana in his vehicle.

"He and his wife were going through some marital problems," Telfair's brother, Daniel Turner, told Bleacher Report's Yaron Weitzman in August regarding that arrest. "Say you and your wife are going through it, you throw a whole bunch of stuff in your car and leave."

He also pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in April 2007 and served three years probation.

Telfair, 32, last played in the NBA in the 2014-15 season for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played in the league for 10 years in stints with the Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and the Thunder.

He was the No. 13 overall pick by the Trail Blazers in the 2004 NBA draft.

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