Wolves' Dante Cunningham allegedly strangled girlfriend to point she thought she was dying
Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham has been charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation a day after he was arrested after 4 a.m. at his Medina residence.
Cunningham and his girlfriend started dating last summer, but recently they've been having problems, she told police. They had a particularly heated argument Thursday morning following the Timberwolves 102-88 victory the night before -- after he became angry and left, his girlfriend "locked the bedroom door behind him," the complaint says.
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Things allegedly became violent when he came back. The complaint says Cunningham "kicked in the bedroom door, grabbed Victim around the neck, and slammed her against the wall."
"Victim's eyes were watering and she felt like she was being strangled to death," the complaint says. "Defendant dropped Victim and then left the residence. Victim then called 911."
Officers were on the scene when Cunningham returned home and arrested him.
Cunningham's girlfriend told police he'd strangled her for 15 to 20 seconds. Officers observed redness and marks on her neck.
Here, via Pioneer Press Timberwolves reporter Andy Greder, is what President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders had to say about the situation during an appearance on Dan Barreiro's KFAN radio show this afternoon:
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