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Wolves' Dante Cunningham arrested for second time in a week

By Royce Young | NBA writer

It's been a rough week for Wolves' forward Dante Cunningham, in that he's been arrested twice in the last four days.

Via the Star-Tribune, Cunningham was arrested last Friday on felony domestic and was arrested again on Sunday on a possible terroristic threats charge.

The Timberwolves released a statement on Sunday: “The situation with Dante Cunningham is very fluid and we continue to monitor all available information. We reiterate that the Minnesota Timberwolves do not condone the behavior described in the accusations. We continue to wait for the legal process to run its course and will have further comment when appropriate.”

Details, via the Star-Tribune:

Jail records show Cunningham was booked at 12:24 p.m. Sunday, a day before he was expected to appear in court in response to last week's domestic assault charge. In that case, he is accused to trying to strangle a woman in his Medina home.

According to the complaint, the woman told authorities that the two have been living together for eight months, but having problems lately, including an argument about 3:30 a.m. Thursday after which Cunningham left in anger and she then locked the bedroom door.

A short time later, the complaint stated, Cunningham returned, kicked in the bedroom door, slammed her against the wall and choked her for about 15 to 20 seconds before letting her go and leaving the home.

After he was arrested and the domestic assault charge was filed, Cunningham was released from jail Friday night. He posted $40,000 bail and was ordered not to have any contact with the alleged victim.

He then joined the Wolves in Orlando on Saturday, and started the game because star Kevin Love could not play due to injury. Cunningham played more time than any other Wolves player.

Cunningham, 26, is averaging 6.1 points and 4.1 rebounds in 75 games this season.

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