Kings’ Darren Collison faces domestic violence charges

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Kings guard Darren Collison will face two misdemeanor domestic violence charges, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

Collison will face a count of domestic violence causing injury and a count of domestic battery of a spouse, CBS Sacramento reports.

The charges stem from a May 30 incident when he was arrested at his Sacramento-area home after a female called and reported she was being assaulted. He was released on bail and is due in court July 11.

Collison, 29, also faces a separate charge after missing an April 21 court hearing for driving with a suspended license.

“We’ve been made aware of the situation,” the Kings said in a statement regarding the arrest on May 31. “The Sacramento Kings condemn violence of any kind. We are gathering additional information and once all facts are known we will take appropriate steps.”

Collison recently completed his second season with the Kings, playing in 74 games. He averaged 14 points, 4.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game in 2015–16. He is under contract for one more year.

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