Hornets restricted free agent swingman Miles Bridges has agreed to a deal in the domestic violence case against him after pleading to no contest in Los Angeles Superior Court, via Baxter Holmes of ESPN.
As part of a deal with prosecutors, Bridges will face no jail time and three years probation, as Holmes relayed. Bridges was accused in July of assaulting his then-girlfriend in front of their two children. He entered the offseason as a restricted free agent.
An hard-nosed defender, Bridges averaged 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 80 games with Charlotte last season. He has spent each of his first four NBA seasons in Charlotte, displaying durability by appearing in at least 65 games every year.
The Hornets extended Bridges a qualifying offer, meaning they could match any offer extended by a rival team to keep him.
“At the moment, Bridges remains unsigned, but, if he were to sign with a team, the NBA, under the collective bargaining agreement, has the right to suspend, fine, dismiss or disqualify him from any further association from the league because he pleaded no contest,” Holmes wrote.
As part of the probation, Bridges will have to undergo 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling, as well as take a year’s worth of parenting classes.