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Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis was arrested in New York on Tuesday, police told USA TODAY Sports.
Det. Sophia Mason of the New York Police Department confirmed Davis was arrested on charges of assault and criminal mischief following an argument with a 20-year-old woman who described herself to authorities as Davis’ girlfriend.
Police responded to an incident around 8:30 p.m., Mason said. The woman visited Davis at The Beekman, a luxurious lower Manhattan hotel. A verbal dispute preceded Davis allegedly striking the woman in the face and causing a “substantial amount of pain” to an eye. Davis also allegedly grabbed the woman’s phone and broke the screen.
The New York Post first reported news of Davis’ arrest.
“We are aware of the reports, and are seeking more information,” the Raptors said in a statement.
Davis, 23, is still in custody and awaiting arraignment, Mason said.
Davis appeared in 72 games as a rookie in 2019-20. He averaged 7.5 points in nearly 17 minutes per game and shot 38.8% from three while earning All-Rookie second team honors. Undrafted out of Ole Miss, Davis played for the Denver Nuggets in Summer League in 2019 before signing with the Raptors.
Under the NBA’s domestic violence policy in the collective bargaining agreement with the players’ association, commissioner Adam Silver can punish perpetrators on a case-by-case basis.
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