This Tuesday several United States media outlets such as New York Post and the Houston Chroniclereported that Houston Rockets player, Kevin Porter Jr., He was arrested in New York City for an alleged assault on his current partner.
The information was provided to the media by the police department, who claim that the attack occurred in a hotel room in New York where he was staying with Kysre Gondrezick, his current girlfriend and WNBA player.
According to the story of the events, the player had left him outside the room, which made Porter angry. Who, with the help of the hotel workers, managed to enter the room and proceeded to beat and hang Gondrezick.
The police report
“Officers were informed that a 26-year-old woman suffered a laceration to the right side of her face and was complaining of pain in her neck,” an NYPD spokesperson said. “A preliminary investigation determined that an individual hit her several times on the body and put his hands around his neck,” explains the police report, while the player remains detained in a Manhattan police station.
On the other hand, the Rockets, the NBA franchise to which the player belongs, preferred to stay out of the situation for now and issued a brief statement in which they affirm that they will begin their own investigations into the case. “We are in the process of gathering information regarding the matter involving Kevin Porter Jr.”.
Porter was selected in the first round of the 2019 NBA draft and played one season for the Cleveland Cavaliers before being traded to the Rockets in January 2021. This year the point guard had the best season of his career, with an average of 19.2 points; 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game.
If Porter is proven guilty in this case, He might never play in the NBA again. Well, the league has a “zero tolerance” policy for sexual assault and domestic violence, so the 23-year-old player could see an end to his nascent career.
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