Basketball Wiretap

Jeff Withey's Ex-Fiancee Files Police Report Alleging Domestic Violence

Apr 20, 2017 1:34 PM

Jeff Withey has been accused of domestic violence according to a police report filed by his former fiancee Kennedy Summers.

Law enforcement sources confirm the report was filed in Manhattan Beach on Tuesday and references multiple alleged incidents most notably one in 2016. 

Withey got engaged last year before breaking up in October.

The Utah Jazz are playing the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs.

"Given the ongoing circumstances, our client now needs to protect herself and come forward about everything so this doesn't happen to her or others in the future," said Zack Teperman, who is represents Summers.

Withey's attorney responded with a statement.

“These salacious and patently false allegations appear to be nothing more than a vicious and calculated attempt by an angry former girlfriend to damage Mr. Withey’s good reputation," said Alan Jackson. "It is no coincidence that these fabricated claims conveniently come during the middle of the NBA playoffs, or that TMZ and the police department were notified on the same day. There is no truth to the accusations, and when the facts come to light we are confident that the falsity of the claims, and the true motivations of the person behind them, will be exposed.”


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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

Mar 31, 2017 10:26 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early Wednesday morning in Auburn Hills.

Caldwell-Pope was clocked driving 20 miles over the 25 miles per hour speed limit at 2:50 AM.

An officer smelled alcohol and put Caldwell-Pope through sobriety tests, which indicated impairment. 

Caldwell-Pope was issued a ticket for operating while intoxicated after a Breathalyzer test at the Auburn Hills police station registered his blood-alcohol content at 0.08. 

Caldwell--Pope will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Tags: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Suspension

Joakim Noah Cleared By Doctor To Begin Serving Suspension

Mar 29, 2017 12:15 PM

The NBA's independent doctor has decided Joakim Noah is healthy enough to play following his knee surgery.

Noah will immediately begin serving his 20-game suspension over the final eight games of the current season. Noah will then miss the first 12 games of the 17-18 season.

Noah received a 20-game suspension for violating the NBA's anti-drug program.

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Tags: Joakim Noah, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Injury

Joakim Noah Trying To Start Suspension As Quickly As Possible

Mar 28, 2017 8:32 PM

Joakim Noah is attempting to be medically cleared to return from his left knee surgery in order to begin his 20-game suspension this season. 

Noah was cleared to return to practice on Monday by New York Knicks' doctors but the NBA has yet to determine if they'll clear him to play, which would then officially start his suspension.

“Right now, it’s just starting my suspension as soon as possible,” Noah said. “And moving on from this.”

Noah made a mistake in taking an over-the-counter supplement while recovering from one of his many injuries. It was that supplement that apparently resulted in the positive test, and Noah told reporters that it was not provided to him by the Knicks.

“I tried to take a supplement to help me with everything that I was going through,” said Noah. “I’ve gone through a lot of injuries, and I tried to take something to help me and it backfired. So I know it didn’t come from a bad place. I was working with the league on this for a while.

“I think that I got punished for 20 games is severe. But it is what it is, and I’ve got to bounce back.”

Noah admitted he made a mistake in taking the banned substance.

"I made a mistake. It was a tough year for me, for this team," Noah said after returning to practice Tuesday. "... I let a lot of people down. It was a mistake. And I gotta learn from it and bounce back. This is a tough moment and I'm going to learn from it."

Mike Vorkunov/New York Times

Tags: Joakim Noah, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Injury