Charges dropped against former Thunder player DeAndre Liggins

by Feb 12, 5:25 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A clerk for an Oklahoma County judge says felony domestic violence charges against former Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins have been dropped.

Defense attorney, Tony Coleman, said Wednesday that prosecutors are expected to refile the charge as a single misdemeanor count of domestic abuse. Coleman declined further comment.

Liggins was originally charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of domestic abuse in the presence of a minor and one count of violating a protective order. He was arrested Aug. 31 after his girlfriend told police he attacked her in front of their 2-year-old son.

Liggins now plays for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League.

Sep 21, 10:12 AM

Liggins arraigned on domestic violence charges

by Sep 21, 10:12 AM

Former Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard DeAndre Liggins has been arraigned on domestic violence charges. 

He faces faces two counts of kidnapping, two counts of domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of domestic abuse in the presence of a minor and one count of violating a protective order.

Liggins entered a plea of not guilty and is free on bond. After the hearing, he said he "loves Oklahoma fans" and the state of Oklahoma.

Sep 7, 10:33 AM

Liggins charged with domestic violence and kidnapping

by Sep 7, 10:33 AM

Former Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins has been charged with seven criminal offenses, including kidnapping and domestic assault and battery for his role in an alleged domestic incident last month.

Matt Dinger of NewsOk reported a detailed account of Liggins' accused attack on his girlfriend Jasmine Horton, and it is disturbing.

Liggins is then accused of throwing an Xbox and box fan, striking Horton in the head with both items. Liggins and Rogers would not let Horton leave and blocked the doorway, but she managed to escape the house twice. Both times, Rogers grabbed her and dragged her back inside the house, according to the affidavit.

At some point during the alleged attack, Rogers used his cellphone to make a short video in which he “taunts and makes fun of the victim and the situation,” according to the affidavit.

According to the affidavit, Horton and Liggins' 2-year-old son witnessed the alleged attack. 

Horton suffered a separated shoulder and bruising and scrapes to her back and head as a result of the incident.

Sep 6, 7:42 PM

Thunder waive DeAndre Liggins

by Sep 6, 7:42 PM

After the recent news of Liggins and his domestic abuse arrest the Oklahoma City Thunder have announced they are severing ties with the guard.

Sep 4, 1:45 PM

Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins accused of attacking girlfriend

by Sep 4, 1:45 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins was arrested on Saturday and accused of "domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic abuse in the presence of a minor," reports The Oklahoman. 

Liggins was released on $8,000 bail on Saturday and has not been charged. 

The Oklahoman's Matt Dinger wrote about some of the disturbing accusations against Liggins:

"Jasmine Horton, who describes herself as Liggins' girlfriend, said Liggins hit her in the head with his hand and then punched her in the head when she fell on the ground, according to the affidavit filed in Oklahoma County District Court. The couple's 2-year-old son was in the room during the incident at their home, 2309 NW 180, she told police.

"Horton locked herself in a bedroom before Liggins reportedly kicked in the door, pushed her down, dropped a fan on her, stomped her with his foot and dropped an Xbox on her head, according to the affidavit."

Thunder general manager Sam Presti said on Tuesday, via Yahoo! Sports:

“We reiterate the serious nature of this issue. We’re awaiting further information and will have no further comment at this time.”

Liggins averaged 1.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 7:24 of action in 39 games last season. 

The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry speculated on the future of Liggins in Oklahoma City in light of these serious allegations.

"For an organization that has always prided itself on being a pillar in the community and having a roster full of upstanding citizens, the team must now decide what to do with what could be its first felony offense if Liggins is convicted.

"The decision might be an easy one."