On Friday, a police report was filed by DeMarcus Cousins’ ex-girlfriend and mother of his 7-year-old son after she claims Cousins threatened to “put a bullet in your (expletive) head.”
Cousins’ ex-girlfriend was the one who recorded the conversation and TMZ released the footage on Tuesday.
Now, A.J Perez of USA Today reports that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.
“Mobile police spokesperson Charlette M. Solis told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday that ‘an arrest warrant has been issued.’ The third-degree harassing communications charge was listed on the Mobile municipal court website, although no other information was provided.”
Defense attorney Mary Kristen Galanos, is an uninvolved party in this case, said “that a suspect is subject to arrest in Alabama after an alleged victim signs a warrant in a misdemeanor case.”
Galanos believes that Cousins will arrange to turn himself in with a potential max sentence of a year in jail, though it’s possible he doesn’t serve any time.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass noted that the league is “investigating the allegations.”
“We are aware of the allegation involving DeMarcus Cousins and, of course, take this claim seriously,” the Lakers said in a statement Tuesday. “We are in the process of gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time.”
It has been a rough stretch for Cousins as he tore his ACL this month, not long after he signed a one-year deal with the Lakers.