Royce White, the troubled NBA player who was traded to Philadelphia in the offseason, is under investigation for domestic violence after allegedly roughing up a former Maxim model that he used to date.
White, a star at Iowa State whose troubles with anxiety issues have been well-chronicled, was in Texas in June with his then-girlfriend, Tania Mehra. The two allegedly got into an argument – TMZ reports White made advances on Mehra’s friend – and police were called.
According to law enforcement, records show someone called 911 on June 22, 2013 to report a laceration above Tania’s right eye. Cops say at the time, Tania claimed she suffered the injury from an “accidental fall.”
[UPDATE: White's lawyer sent us this statement:
Royce has seen today’s media reports that law enforcement in Texas is investigating claims of domestic violence by a terminated and disgruntled former employee of his charitable organization. Royce vehemently denies the allegations and is looking forward to a speedy and just resolution of these unfortunate and unfair claims. It is all too easy to make allegations, especially when directed at a person who is in the public eye. Royce hopes that the media will be equally attentive when these allegations ultimately are rejected.]
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