Former NBA Player Accused Of Domestic Violence'; Javaris Crittenton Reportedly Attacks Girlfriend

Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Javaris Crittenton appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an extradition hearing with attorney Brian Steel in downtown Los Angeles
Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Javaris Crittenton (R) appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an extradition hearing with attorney Brian Steel (L) in downtown Los Angeles August 31, 2011. Reuters

Javaris Crittenton is no stranger to legal problems. Now, the basketball player is back the news due to accusations of domestic violence.

According to TMZ, Crittenton is being accused of hitting the mother of his child. The report claims that the he slapped Tyress Daniels in the face, while she was breastfeeding their child.

Crittenton is not currently in the NBA, but spent three years in the pros. He lasted played for the Dakota Wizards, a D-League team associated with the Washington Wizards. Crittenton was drafted in 2007 by the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s also played for the Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards.

After the incident, Daniels field court documents, claiming that this wasn’t the first time Crittenton has assaulted her. As a result, Crittenton has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Daniels.

In her report, Daniels states that Crittenton has attacked her on three separate occasions. One occurred when she was pregnant, while another happened just one day after their child was born.

"I was breastfeeding the baby and we got into an argument over what the baby would wear for pictures,” said Daniels. “Javaris hit me in the face while I was breastfeeding because he said I had a smart mouth."

The documents state that the ex-Wizards player sent Daniels threatening text messages, claiming she would end up like her “dead mother.”

Crittenton is already facing jail time for the murder of a 22-year-old woman in 2011. He has denied the charges and is out on bond.

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