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April 14, 2014 Updates
April 10, 2014 Updates

Former Knick Ron Artest’s baby mama is calling foul, charging the baller with being a deadbeat dad. The NBA star, now named Metta World Peace, is refusing to pay his son’s Brooklyn private-school tuition, according to a new lawsuit by the boy’s mother. Jeron Artest, 13, won a coveted spot at the prestigious Poly Prep Country Day School for the 2014-15 school year but World Peace reneged on a promise to pay the $38,355 tuition, according to mom Jennifer Palma’s suit in Manhattan Family Court. New York Post

April 8, 2014 Updates

Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham issued a statement Tuesday which acknowledged the difficult position the franchise is in given his felony domestic assault charge. Cunningham, a key reserve in his second year with the Wolves, asked for understanding as the legal process plays out. He will have his first court appearance May 7 on the charge that he choked his live-in girlfriend Thursday at his Medina home. "The charges and accusations in my personal life have unintentionally placed my teammates and the organization in a challenging position," Cunningham said in a statement. "I cannot comment on the charges, as we require that the facts play out through the legal process. Thank you for your understanding." St. Paul Pioneer Press

April 7, 2014 Updates

The trial of former Phoenix Suns player Richard Dumas on charges that he stole merchandise from Luke Air Force Base's exchange store has been postponed. The trial was set to begin Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court, but a judge reset it for May 27 so prosecutors could seek a new indictment. Dumas pleaded not guilty in December to eight felony charges of organized retail theft. KJZZ

The woman who claims she engineered the intense P.R. offensive to save Royce White's NBA career says the former 1st round draft pick is totally screwing her over -- refusing to pay more than $70k in bills ... TMZ Sports has learned. China Myers is suing White -- claiming she was hired back in 2012 when he was drafted by the Houston Rockets with a mission to strengthen his image and reputation. Of course, White famously battled with the Rockets -- claiming they didn't make the necessary accommodations for his mental health issues ... which included an anxiety disorder that made him afraid to fly. TMZ.com

After posting bail for a felony domestic assault charge, Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham is now accused of sending his girlfriend messages that were "direct and rose to a terroristic level," said Ed Belland, Medina's director of public safety. Medina police responded to a call on a violation for an order of protection at Cunningham's home at about 3 a.m. Sunday. Cunningham then turned himself in at about 11:45 a.m. Sunday. He is in Hennepin County jail facing a new possible charge of terroristic threats, jail records show. Cunningham posted $40,000 bail Friday night on a felony domestic assault charge from an incident Thursday morning. Cunningham then had 12 points, six rebounds and played 33 minutes in the 100-92 loss Saturday in Orlando. Upon Sunday's arrest, Cunningham turned over his cell phone and computer to law enforcement for its active investigation, Belland said. "We always take domestic assault cases very seriously," Belland said. St. Paul Pioneer Press

Police have arrested Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham for the second time in three days. Medina police officer Chris McGill says the 26-year-old Cunningham was arrested Sunday on preliminary charges of making terrorist threats. He declined to go into detail about the allegations but said police would release more information about the arrest on Monday. ESPN.com

Former Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns player Richard Dumas is set to go on trial on charges that he stole merchandise from Luke Air Force Base’s exchange store. The trial is set to begin Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court. Dumas pleaded not guilty last month to eight felony charges of organized retail theft. Authorities say Dumas stole about $800 worth of merchandise from the Air Force base’s exchange store while working with a janitorial service there in 2012. CBS Philly

April 6, 2014 Updates

Police have arrested Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham for the second time in three days. Medina police officer Chris McGill says the 26-year-old Cunningham was arrested Sunday on preliminary charges of making terrorist threats. He declined to go into detail about the allegations but said police would release more information about the arrest on Monday. Cunningham was arrested early Thursday and charged with felony domestic assault. A criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court says his girlfriend told police that during an argument at Cunningham's suburban Minneapolis home, he slammed her against the wall and choked her for 15 to 20 seconds. Police say she didn't require medical treatment. Cunningham was released from jail Friday and rejoined the team Saturday in Orlando, Fla. ESPN.com

April 5, 2014 Updates

Wolves forward Dante Cunningham has joined the team in Orlando for tonight's game against the Magic. Whether he is activated and plays or not is coach Rick Adelman's decision. According to the NBA's labor agreement with its players, Cunningham has a right to go back to work while the legal process plays out in his felony domestic assault charge submitted Friday in Hennepin County Court. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

April 4, 2014 Updates

The DJ son of ex-Knicks coach Isiah Thomas was busted Friday morning in Manhattan for driving drunk, cops said. Joshua Thomas aka DJ Zeke was pulled over in the West Village at a checkpoint near Washington and W. Houston Streets around 3:30 am, a law enforcement source said. Cops said Thomas, 25, had red, bloodshot eyes and slapped him with a driving while intoxicated rap. He was behind the wheel of a 2011 Range Rover with Florida plates Thomas called his father from jail who retained high-profile defense lawyer Scott Leemon, according to court sources. New York Post

The criminal complaint gave this account: A woman, who has been dating Cunningham since last summer and living with him for eight months, called 911 at about 3:30 a.m. They had gotten in an argument and she locked a bedroom door after Cunningham left. A short time later, Cunningham returned and kicked in the door. He grabbed her by the neck, slammed her against the wall and strangled her for about 15 to 20 seconds. The female victim said she could not breathe. She said it felt like she was being strangled to death. Cunningham dropped the victim and left the residence. St. Paul Pioneer Press

April 3, 2014 Updates

Police in the west metro early Thursday arrested Minnesota Timberwolves player Dante Cunningham on suspicion of domestic assault. Cunningham, 26, was apprehended by police in Medina and booked into the Hennepin County jail shortly after 6 a.m., according to jail records. He is being held without bail pending charges. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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