Timberwolves' Dante Cunningham arrested for domestic assault

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

Cunningham is in the final year of his contract. (USATSI)
Dante Cunningham is in the final year of his contract. (USATSI)

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Minnesota Timberwolves' backup forward Dante Cunningham was arrested Thursday morning on allegations of domestic assault. The fifth-year player out of Villanova reportedly did not resist arrest and was booked into Hennepin County Jail around 6:14 in the morning. Charges have yet to be filed.

From Fox 9 KMSP-TV in Minneapolis:

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested early Thursday morning in Wayzata, Minn. on allegations of domestic assault.

Cunningham, 26, was booked into the Hennepin County Jail shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday, where he was being held without bail. Charges have not yet been filed.

Police were called to a home on Medina Road at about 4 a.m. Thursday. The woman involved in the alleged assault did not require medical treatment. Cunningham left the scene shortly after the incident but returned to the home, spoke to police and did not resist arrest.

The Wolves defeated the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night and are scheduled to travel midday on Thursday to Florida for a two-game road trip. They'll play in Miami against the Heat on Friday night and Saturday night in Orlando against the Magic. Cunningham will not travel with the team. The Wolves' organization issued a statement on the matter:

“We are aware of the matter involving Dante Cunningham and are in the process of gathering more information. Dante will not be traveling with the team to Miami this afternoon. The Minnesota Timberwolves organization takes the matter very seriously and does not condone the type of behavior that is associated with this situation. However, we need to let the legal process run its course, and will have further comment at the appropriate time.”

Cunningham is averaging 6.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 19.5 minutes this season. He's in the final year of his contract, which pays him $2.1 million.

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