Police issue arrest warrant for Cousins on domestic violence charge
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An arrest warrant has been issued for Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins in Mobile, Alabama on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, a police spokesperson told A.J. Perez of USA Today Sports.
The municipal court website lists the charge as third-degree harassing communications, ESPN reports. Further details have yet to be disclosed.
The Lakers and the NBA are both investigating Cousins after he was allegedly recorded making a death threat toward his ex-girlfriend.
Cousins' ex-girlfriend says he threatened her during a phone conversation, saying he would "put a bullet in your f------ head" after she refused to allow their seven-year-old son to attend his wedding over the weekend. She has since filed for a restraining order against the 29-year-old.
"Yes, a warrant has been signed," the woman confirmed to Perez on Thursday.
Cousins is expected to miss most, if not all, of next season while recovering from a torn ACL suffered during a private workout in Las Vegas earlier this month. He signed a one-year, $3.5-million contract with the Lakers in July.