Los Angeles Clippers forward Branden Dawson was arrested Sunday on suspicion of spousal abuse, according to the Associated Press.
Dawson, 23, was arrested and taken into custody at 7:30 a.m. in the Playa Vista area of Los Angeles. He was later released on $50,000 bail.
"It's an awful situation,'' Clippers coach Doc Rivers said to media Sunday. "I have a daughter. So, it's a terrible situation, but we'll figure out what we want to do and how we want to handle it."
A rookie out of Michigan State, Dawson has played in three games with the Clippers this season. He has played in 26 D-League games, spending time with Bakersfield, Erie and Grand Rapids.
He was in Los Angeles after being recalled from the D-League.