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Timberwolves’ Cunningham arrested for second time in three days

Apr 6, 2014, 10:57 PM EDT

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Minnesota forward Dante Cunningham is in serious trouble.

Friday morning Cunningham was arrested and eventually was charged with felony domestic abuse.

Sunday he was arrested again — this time on suspicion of making terrorist threats. That according to what the Medina police told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Medina police officer Chris McGill on Sunday confirmed Cunningham’s arrest, but declined to give details. He said that the department would issue a news release Monday morning.

The Timberwolves released this statement:

“The situation with Dante Cunningham is very fluid and we continue to monitor all available information. We reiterate that the Minnesota Timberwolves do not condone the behavior described in the accusations. We continue to wait for the legal process to run its course and will have further comment when appropriate.”

Cunningham was already due in court Monday related to last week’s domestic abuse charge. The Star-Tribune has more details on that charge.

In that case, he is accused to trying to strangle a woman in his Medina home. According to the complaint, the woman told authorities that the two have been living together for eight months, but having problems lately, including an argument about 3:30 a.m. Thursday after which Cunningham left in anger and she then locked the bedroom door.

A short time later, the complaint stated, Cunningham returned, kicked in the bedroom door, slammed her against the wall and choked her for about 15 to 20 seconds before letting her go and leaving the home.

Cunningham was out on $40,000 bail when the second incident occurred.

Cunningham, 26, is in his fifth NBA season. He has averaged 6 points and 4 rebounds a game in about 20 minutes a night off the bench for the Timberwolves this season.

Cunningham is a free agent after this season.

  1. capspats - Apr 6, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    What a loser, if this stuff is true

  2. mp4philly - Apr 6, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    He is a free agent as of tomorrow..

  3. sportsfan18 - Apr 6, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Beyond sad…

    There is never an excuse to abuse women, children or the elderly…

    Abuse is MORE than just being physical too…

  4. eugenesaxe1 - Apr 6, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    We used to cheer for the guy here in Portland. Dude lost his mind between then and now.

  5. roseann894 - Apr 6, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    But coach Addled-man will, I’m sure, see no reason why he shouldn’t start the next game.

  6. nicofthenorthstar - Apr 7, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Nice input roseanne. Is that supposed to be some kind of comment on Adleman’s character? Pull your head out.

  7. 1harrypairatesties - Apr 7, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    Something tells me his playing days in the NBA are over.

    • 00maltliquor - Apr 7, 2014 at 1:10 AM

      A fringe NBA player with 2 serious charges entering free agency…….yuuup.

  8. dluxxx - Apr 7, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    The crazy thing about all this is it is so out of character for him. He’s a mild-mannered, well spoken individual, and I’m sad to see this. I’d like to see how everything plays out, but ultimately, if all this is true, then it just goes to show you can’t believe everything you think you know is true…

    • 00maltliquor - Apr 7, 2014 at 7:08 PM

      It was at 3:30 AM. Not excusing him for his actions but he was most likely drunk and/or on drugs. I’m pretty sure that’s not the real him. But then again you never know.

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