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Thunder's DeAndre Liggins arrested on domestic abuse charges

(Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)DeAndre Liggins played sparingly for the Thunder last season. (Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins was arrested Saturday in Oklahoma City on domestic abuse charges, according to multiple reports.

KOCO.com reported the initial details of the incident.

Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Deandre Liggins was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of domestic abuse with a deadly weapon and domestic assault in the presence of a minor, authorities said. Officers were called out to a home near Northwest 180th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Liggins assaulted a woman believed to be his girlfriend, police said.

The Oklahoman also reported the arrest and provided a statement from Thunder GM Sam Presti, acknowledging the incident.

He was taken to the Oklahoma County jail, where he remains, per a jail official. No bond has been set. He is being held on complaints of domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic abuse in the presence of a minor, a jail official said.

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"We are aware of the situation and take this matter seriously," Sam Presti said in an official statement from the team. "We are in the process of gathering more information and have no further comment at this time."

Liggins, 25, averaged 1.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 39 appearances for Oklahoma City last season. A reserve shooting guard, Liggins played only sparingly behind starter Thabo Sefolosha and sixth man Kevin Martin.

A 2011 second-round pick by the Magic after spending three years at the University of Kentucky, Liggins signed a two-year minimum salary contract with the Thunder in 2012. His 2013-14 salary is not guaranteed. Assuming he makes the Thunder's roster, Liggins would be competing with the likes of Jeremy Lamb, Reggie Jackson and Ryan Gomes, among others, for minutes behind Sefolosha.
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