Ira Winderman: As expected, a pretrial diversion referral form was filed on behalf of Willie Reed and his battery case today in Miami-Dade court.
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Ira Winderman: With Willie Reed arraignment on Monday, he will enter a diversion program that should lead to the battery charges eventually being dropped.
The statement released by Miami-based attorney Ivlis Mantilla from Jasmine Reed reads: “This incident has been totally blown out of proportion. I did not call the police and I did not ask anyone to call the police on my behalf. Willie is a good man and a great father. I have no intention of pressing charges and I have asked the authorities to immediately dismiss all charges against Willie. This is a private matter between my husband and I and for the sake of our family I would like to keep it that way.”
The wife of Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed says she does not wish to press battery charges against her husband. The attorney for Jasmine Reed issued a statement Wednesday saying the situation was blown out of proportion and that she never called police. Willie Reed, who played last year for the Miami Heat, was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge after an argument Saturday night with his wife at their Miami residence.
Brad Turner: Statement from Willie Reed lawyer David Oscar Markus “Willie will continue to cooperate with the authorities, the Clippers, and with the league so that they have all of the facts regarding this misdemeanor allegation.”
Brad Turner: Clips Statement “We are aware of the situation in Miami regarding Willie Reed, and are working to determine the facts around the situation.”
Former Miami Heat backup center Willie Reed was jailed early Sunday on a domestic-violence charge. Miami-Dade jail records show Reed, 27, who signed with the Los Angeles Clippers last month, was still in jail as on 7:30 a.m. He was charged with misdemeanor battery. Details about the alleged crime were not immediately available. He was arrested in downtown Miami at the Marquis condo, 1100 Biscayne Blvd.
He was booked Sunday at 3:06 a.m. His first court appearance was expected to take place later Sunday, and it was unknown whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
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Evan Fournier on trade rumors: I don’t care. I was already traded once from Denver to Orlando and it happened overnight, when there were no rumors. There are teams that are interested in me, it’s not that I’m going to leave, it’s a chess game, and as a player you do not control anything, so I ignore everything.
“It sounds kind of weird,” says Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, describing what it’s like to coach Ginobili in his twilight, “but it’s sort of a melancholy joy, and thinking that maybe every arena he steps into may be the last time I’ll see him in that arena.”
“I always make sure I touch him before every game,” says Popovich, “and remember what he’s meant to us over the years and how significant a factor he’s been in our success. I think I’m probably enjoying it more than ever, because I feel I’m about to lose him.”
Without the band, Nogueira hoped to revisit the bass class this season. He lamented that it didn’t make sense given how often the team has been on the road. “I live music 24 hours,” Nogueira said. “I try to live like a musician, but I don’t make money from it. Every day I’m studying different songs. Like, I like to pay attention to instruments. Like, this is what I’m looking for. I love it so much, music. I wish, one day, if I retire from basketball, to start, like, a career in music. This is my goal that I have.”
“It’s a Drake city,” Nogueira said. “Everywhere you go, it’s Drake, Drake, Drake. And I like some Drake songs and Drake is a very nice guy and he’s very talented. But you know, he’s Canadian, he’s so famous, so everywhere you go, they’re playing Drake. Actually, I don’t know any bar that’s like, oh, that bar plays rock.”
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