PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison was arrested on a domestic violence charge.
Collison, 29, was booked into Placer County Jail on one count of inflicting corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant and two misdemeanor bench warrants of driving on a suspended license.
CBS13 has learned the alleged victim is Collison’s wife.
Collison was arrested on early Monday morning after deputies responded to a report from a woman who said she was being assaulted inside a Granite Bay home.
Collison played 74 games for the Kings in the 2015-16 season and averaged 14 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Collison recently finished his second season with the Kings. He’s played 7 seasons in the NBA.
The Sacramento Kings issued a statement on the arrest:
“We’ve been made aware of the situation. The Sacramento Kings condemn violence of any kind. We are gathering additional information and once all facts are known we will take appropriate steps.”
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The Placer County District Attorney’s office says it has been made aware of the arrest, but the case has not been referred to them.
Collison was released on $55,000 bail and is due back in court on July 11.
Collison was charged under California Penal Code 273.5
273.5. (a) Any person who willfully inflicts corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon a victim described in subdivision (b) is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of up to six thousand dollars ($6,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(b) Subdivision (a) shall apply if the victim is or was one or
more of the following:
(1) The offender’s spouse or former spouse.
(2) The offender’s cohabitant or former cohabitant.
(3) The offender’s fiancé or fiancée, or someone with whom the offender has, or previously had, an engagement or dating relationship, as defined in paragraph (10) of subdivision (f) of Section 243.
(4) The mother or father of the offender’s child.
Collison signed a three-year, $16 million deal with the Kings in the 2014 offseason. That contract runs through the end of next season and would pay him more than $5 million this season.
The Sacramento Kings are preparing to start a new era after struggling on and off the court. The team hasn’t had a winning season since 2005-06, and have had a revolving door of coaches since then. The team hired former Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger this offseason after two seasons of dysfunction in hopes of getting their house in order before the opening of the new Golden 1 Center in October.