Lakers' DeMarcus Cousins' Harassment Case Dismissed After Charges Dropped

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 22, 2019

SAN ANTONIO, TX - NOVEMBER 3: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a game against the San Antonio Spurs on November 3, 2019 at the Toyota Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Harassment charges against Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins have been dropped.

Cousins' attorney, Moshae Donald, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski the third-degree harassment charge against his client was dropped and the case was dismissed.

Per ESPN's Bobby Marks, Cousins is still subject to a potential fine and/or suspension under the NBA's domestic violence policy, and the league's investigation can continue.

In August, TMZ Sports reported Cousins' ex-girlfriend Christy West filed a police report in Alabama in which she said he threatened her when she refused to let their son attend his wedding to Morgan Lang.

An audio recording West said she made of her conversation with Cousins included him saying he would "put a bullet in your f--king head" when she refused to allow their son to go to his wedding in Atlanta.

Per USA Today's A.J. Perez, the Mobile Police Department issued a warrant for Cousins' arrest.

TMZ noted Cousins was unable to fly to Alabama to turn himself in when the warrant was issued because he had just undergone knee surgery after tearing his ACL during a preseason workout Aug. 15.

There were conflicting reports between the NBA and Mobile Police Department about the league working to coordinate a date for Cousins to surrender. The NBA told TMZ Sports in October no one from its offices reached out to the authorities.

Cousins is out indefinitely while recovering from his ACL surgery. The 29-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Lakers in July.

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