Former NBA participant Darius Morris — a Lakers second-round pick out in 2011 — used to be arrested closing month after a girl claimed he brutally attacked her … however now the lady is insisting she made the total element up.
A spokesperson for the NYPD tells TMZ Sports … on April 18, a lady informed officers the 29-year-old seasoned basketball participant beat her up all through an altercation at a Manhattan-area home.
The girl advised police officers she had left the residence, and requested Morris to depart by using the time she obtained back. But, she says when she returned, Darius was once nonetheless there — and he exploded on her.
Officers say the 34-year-old female instructed them Morris “grabbed her by using her hair and dragged her, punching and kicking her in the head repeatedly.”
Law enforcement sources say as a end result of the alleged attack, the female sustained bruising and swelling on her eyes, forehead, and ear … and additionally suffered a chipped teeth and bruises on her palms and back.
We’re advised the girl was once handled at a neighborhood health facility … and Morris was once in the end arrested and booked on fees of strangulation and assault.
Cops say Morris used to be launched … however was once arrested AGAIN simply a few days later on April 30, after they declare he violated an order of protection.
We contacted Morris and his rep for remark … however they presented no explanation.
After speakme with Morris’ camp, we had been contacted by means of the accuser, who now says she made the entire element up and does not choose to see Morris prosecuted.
Unclear what prompted the trade of coronary heart — she informed us, “It’s private, none of it is true.” The accuser additionally says she will go to the D.A. to drop the case in opposition to Morris.
Morris used to be a famous person at the Univ. of Michigan, averaging 15 factors per sport in the 2010-2011 season … and used to be eventually picked by way of the Lakers with the forty first universal resolution in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Morris performed in the Association from ’11-’15 … and recently, had been taking part in for a seasoned group in France prior to the coronavirus pandemic.