Anthony Edwards Faces Assault Charge After Chair Incident


After the Minnesota Timberwolves were eliminated from the NBA playoffs by the Denver Nuggets last Tuesday, NBA star Anthony Edwards was charged with third-degree assault.

While walking back to the locker room after the game, Edwards allegedly hit two women working at the arena with a folding chair. Neither woman was critically harmed, according to authorities, but the damage had already been done. Edwards was charged with misdemeanor third-degree assault, which indicates he “knowingly or recklessly caused bodily injury.”

A video of the incident shows Edwards running towards the tunnel, picking up a chair in frustration, and swinging it wildly as he approaches the tunnel, striking a blonde-haired woman standing next to the pathway leading to the locker room – who was grazed with the chair as Edward swung it through the air. A second woman who was hit is not clearly visible in the footage during the event. However, Edward’s actions appeared to be unintentional.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Minnesota Timberwolves, said, “We are aware of the alleged incident regarding Anthony Edwards following Game 5 in Denver, and are in the process of gathering more information. We have no further comment at this moment. ”

Edwards is yet to release a statement, and is expected to make his scheduled court appearance on June 9.

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