Rockets' G Kyle Lowry charged with misdemeanor battery
Houston Rockets guard Kyle Lowry has been charged in a Las Vegas court with misdemeanor battery stemming from a September basketball game between Lowry and other NBA players, FOX 26 in Houston is reporting.
"We have confirmed a criminal complaint charging Kyle Lowry with one count of misdemeanor battery has been filed with the Las Vegas Justice Court," said Tess Driver of the district attorney's office, in an interview with the station.
According to the arrest report, Lowry got upset with Infini Robinson, a female who was officiating the game. Lowry allegedly threw a basketball into her torso and then challenged her to a fight. He later, the report states, hit her again with the ball, throwing it "at a high rate of speed."
If convicted, Lowry could spend six months in jail. The Rockets have released a statement to the media, acknowledging the situation.
"We are aware that a complaint has been filed in Las Vegas against Kyle," said Daryl Morey, Rockets general manager, in a statement. "We will work to get clarity on the situation. As this is a legal matter, we will not comment further."