Kyle Lowry Charged With Battery Of Female Referee

Amid the best season of his career, Kyle Lowry now faces a misdemeanor battery charge for throwing a basketball at a female referee after a September charity game.

This season, Rockets guard Kyle Lowry has developed into one of the better point guards in the NBA. But now Lowry is facing legal trouble from an incident at a September charity basketball game in Las Vegas.

Lowry has been charged with misdemeanor battery for throwing a basketball at a female referee after the game. If convicted, Lowry could spend up to six months in the jail or pay a $1,000 fine.


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MyFoxHouston.com has the details:

The declaration of warrant/summons said, "At the end of the game, Lowry approached the victim and threw a basketball at her striking her in her torso. The victim picked up the basketball and tossed it back at Lowry. Lowry became upset and stated, 'B****, meet me outside. I will kick you’re a**'."

The warrant goes on to allege that after Lowry walked away, Robinson went to the designated area for officials to change shoes and clothing, and she was hit with a basketball at a high rate of speed.

Also according to the warrant, Charlotte Bobcats forward Corey Maggette apologized to Robinson on behalf of Lowry.

According to the report, Lowry also approached Robinson and said, "I'm sorry. I truly apologize for what I did. I let my emotions get the best of me."

Lowry declined to comment on Thursday citing the ongoing legal proceedings, and Rockets GM Darryl Morey released a statement saying that the organization was aware of the situation, but would not comment.

[via PBT]

For more on the situation, visit our Rockets blog The Dream Shake.

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