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Miles Bridges pleads no contest, receives no jail time in domestic violence case

The Charlotte Hornets restricted free agent was arrested in June in Los Angeles for a domestic violence charge.
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FILE - Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges stands on the court during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Jan. 17, 2022, in New York. Bridges pleaded not guilty Wednesday, July 20, 2022, to felony domestic violence charges filed by Los Angeles County prosecutors after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend in front of their two children last month. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Miles Bridges will serve no jail time after pleading no contest to domestic violence charges after officials said he assaulted his then-girlfriend.

Bridges, 24, appeared in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday and pleaded no contest to one count of injuring a child's parent. The two felony counts of child abuse were dismissed.

In response to his plea, the judge issued a three-year probation sentence for Bridges. 

The terms of the probation sentence require Bridges to serve 100 hours of community service and attend 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling and parenting classes. Additionally, Bridges is prohibited from owning firearms, must conduct weekly drug tests, and faces a 10-year restraining order from the victim. A restitution hearing will take place on Jan. 13, 2023.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office released the following statement on the matter:

"We believe this resolution was the best avenue to hold Mr. Bridges accountable for his conduct. We also understand through the victim’s representatives that the victim wanted an expedited resolution of the case. The victim and her representatives were consulted about the proposed resolution and agreed with the outcome of the case. The District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Victim Services remains ready to aid the victims in this case."

Bridges turned himself in on June 29 for an incident that happened a few days before. He was released after posting a $130,000 bond. LAPD says they do not release incident reports on domestic violence cases.

Initially, Bridges pleaded not guilty and his case was delayed until he changed his plea on Thursday.

The victim in the case is also the mother of Bridges' two young children. She posted pictures of injuries and a medical report on Instagram after the incident that read, “adult victim of physical abuse by male partner; Assault by strangulation, Brain concussion; Closed fracture of nasal bone; Contusion of rib; Multiple bruises; Strain of neck muscle.”

“I hate that it has come to this but I can’t be silent anymore. I’ve allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me in every way possible and traumatize our kids for life,” she wrote on Instagram. “I have nothing to prove to the world, but I won’t allow anyone who could do something so horrible to have no remorse and paint a picture of something I’m not. I won’t allow the people around him to continue to silence me and continue to lie to protect this person.”

Bridges is a restricted free agent for the Charlotte Hornets, meaning another team can sign him but Charlotte retains his rights if they choose to match the other team's offer. The NBA still could suspend him, however.

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Last season, Bridges was the team's leading scorer during his fourth year in the league.

The Charlotte Hornets provided the following statement: "We are aware of today’s developments regarding Miles Bridges’ legal situation. We will continue to gather information before determining any potential next steps. Until then, we will have no additional comments." 

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