Anthony Edwards Cited for Assault After Throwing Chair

Anthony Edwards cited
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Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Anthony Edwards was cited third-degree assault for striking two women with a folding chair following Tuesday’s game in Denver. The two women are employees of Ball Arena and one of them is a security guard. Both of the women filed charges according to the Denver Police Department.

The game resulted in a 112-109 win for the Denver Nuggets which pushed them through to the next round of the playoffs in just five games.

The incident came after Edwards missed a 3-pointer that would’ve tied the game to send it into overtime. Following the miss, Edwards ran towards the tunnel and grabbed a folding chair on his way. Once he gets a hold of it, Edwards spins and releases the chair towards the direction of the women. As a result, the chair appears to hit the lower body of one of the women. According to the Denver Police Department, the women are not seriously injured.

Law enforcement cited Anthony Edwards soon after which ended up delaying the entire team from leaving on their bus.

“We are aware of the alleged incident regarding Anthony Edwards following Game 5 in Denver and are in the process of gathering more information,” the Timberwolves said in a press release. “We have no further comment at this moment.”

Colorado law states that third-degree assault carries a punishment up to 18 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

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