Police said on Wednesday that Toronto Raptors rookie Terence Davis was arrested in New York City on charges of assaulting a woman and criminal mischief.
The incident occurred on Tuesday night at a luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan, where a 20-year-old woman told police she went to visit her boyfriend when the two got into a verbal dispute, said a police spokeswoman.
Davis then hit the woman in the face, injuring her eye, and grabbed her phone and broke its screen, said Detective Sophia Mason in a statement.
Davis was awaiting arraignment, and there was no immediate word on whether he had a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.
The Raptors said they were well aware of reports about the incident and were gathering more information. They released a statement on Friday stating that Terence Davis was charged by the NYPD with seven criminal offences on Tuesday, October 27, following an incident involving a woman I Manhattan. These kind of incidents are addressed and managed by the Joint NBA-NBPA Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse. The team takes these claims very seriously and have agreed to fully support and co-operate the League in its investigation of this matter as they work to determine the appropriate next steps for their team.
The 23-year-old guard Terence Davis played college basketball at Mississippi before joining the Raptors as an undrafted free agent before the start of the 2019-20 season. He averaged 7.5 points per game and was named to the league’s All-Rookie Second Team.