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Timberwolves’ Dante Cunningham arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse

Apr 3, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

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Police knocked on the door of Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham at 6 a.m. Thursday and arrested him on suspicion of domestic abuse, according to a report in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Cunningham is currently in jail without bail, awaiting charges, according to the report. The Star-Tribune spoke to police about the situation.

Police arrived at Cunningham’s residence on Medina Road about 4 a.m. and met with a woman who also lives there who had “marks of a physical domestic [altercation]” on her body,” said Police Chief Ed Belland. The woman did not require medical treatment, the chief added.

Cunningham, 6-foot-8 and 220 pounds, left the $1.1 million home before police arrived but soon returned and “was subsequently arrested and taken into custody without incident,” Belland said.

The chief said he expects to forward the case to the county attorney’s office for charging by Thursday afternoon.

The Timberwolves are flying to Miami Thursday to face the Heat Friday night and clearly Cunningham will not be on that flight.

The Timberwolves released this statement about the situation.

“We are aware of the matter involving Dante Cunningham and are in the process of gathering more information. Dante will not be traveling with the team to Miami this afternoon. The Minnesota Timberwolves organization takes the matter very seriously and does not condone the type of behavior that is associated with this situation. However, we need to let the legal process run its course, and will have further comment at the appropriate time.”

Cunningham, 26 and in his fifth NBA season, is averaging 6 points and 4 rebounds a game in about 20 minutes a night off the bench for the Timberwolves. Cunningham is a free agent after this season.

  1. spyder9669 - Apr 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM


    And how does this guy get away with being a bum and having a $1.1 million dollar home? What a world..

  2. seanb20124 - Apr 3, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    I hope this case is resolved in his favor. TWolves don’t need this kind of distraction as they make their playoff push.

    • ProBasketballPundit - Apr 3, 2014 at 3:38 PM

      Hate to tell you but the Twolves are all but eliminated from the playoffs. They are 6.5 games out of the playoffs with 8 games left. Zero chance.

  3. cbking05 - Apr 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    I want to know what she said to set him off …

  4. vikesdynasty - Apr 3, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    What playoff push. You sir are a moron.

  5. rgledz - Apr 3, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Guys….I’m thinking he knows the Wolves aren’t making the playoffs…..I think it’s called sarcasm. Sheesh.

    • brookwell2013 - Apr 4, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      No worries rgledz….I got it right away…..that franchise is a mess isn’t it? Still feeling the effects of Kahn and his 3 point guard draft……cheesh is right!!! PS: I kinda think Love is gone as soon as he can, eh? Not giving him that 5th was STUPID.

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