Lakers’ Jordan Hill faces felony assault charge
Houston, TX, United States (AHN Sports) – Jordan Hill of the Los Angeles Lakers is facing felony assault charges for an alleged incident with his girlfriend in late February.
He allegedly shoved and choked 28-year-old Darlene Luna, for which he faces a sentence of two to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
“I’m saddened to learn of the accusations that were filed against me today,” he said in a statement. “At this time I cannot comment further other than to say that my attorneys are working to gather all of the facts and evidence and I plan to cooperate completely with the authorities.
“I’d like to apologize to the Lakers organization and to all of their fans for the untimeliness of these accusations. I promise to keep my focus and attention on the playoffs during this time and to helping my team win another championship.”
The Lakers also issued a statement later Monday.
“We are aware of the media reports alleging an incident involving Jordan Hill from two months ago when he was a member of the Houston Rockets,” the statement read. “We do not have any details regarding these reports and therefore, as well as due to the personal and legal aspects, it would not be appropriate for us to comment. Any further inquiries regarding this should be directed to Jordan’s representative.”